Employment Guarantee

Articles and Op-eds on Employment Guarantee

Nikhil Dey, Usha Ramanathan – Tool of Exclusion
“The UID in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act may simplify the administrator’s task, but will not make a poor man’s task any easier.”
Frontline, November, 2011

(Some contents on this page has been sourced from the website of Right to Food Campaign India)

Note: The Employment Guarantee Act has been widely welcomed by political parties, social movements and ordinary people. However, there is also a small but prolific “anti-EGA” lobby, with a particularly strong influence in the corporate media. Writings from both sides are included here in the interest of pluralism; we leave it to the readers to evaluate the arguments on each side.

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