Amitava Gupta is a senior journalist based in Kolkata, India. His area of interest includes economic development and behavioural economics. He completed his M.A. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
MNREGA´s swan song: Not everyone´s idea of ´achche din´
14 Nov 2014
Over the last few months, the central government announced a set of measures to restrict MNREGA. The rationale essentially revolves around corruption in the scheme and lack of economic viability. In this article, Amitava Gupta refutes this justification and argues that the attack on MNREGA is a attack on the rights of the poor to a fair share in the nation’s prosperity.
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