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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) as a flagship programme by the Central Government of India started in September, 2005. As per the program, each rural household gets 100 days of guaranteed employment (unskilled works) every year. Although the major objective of this program is to provide livelihood security for rural households, it also facilitates the creation as well as maintenance of rural infrastructure and employment generation. The present paper is an attempt to overview the impact of MGNREGA on employment generation in rural Kerala. It also examined the demand for employment and employment generated revealed that MGNREGA plays a significant role in employment generation in rural Kerala.


MGNREGA, Employment Generation; Kerala.
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