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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 2236-2248
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.262


Impact of ‘Mgnregs’ on Income and Employment of Small Farmers and Labourers: A Comparative Study in Telangana State
D. Kumara Swamy*, C.V. Hanumanthaiah, P. Parthasarathy Rao, K. Suhasini and V.V. Narendranath
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted in former Karimnagar and Medak districts of Telangana state to quantify the impact of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) on small farmers and agricultural labourers by comparing the beneficiaries with non beneficiaries. Results revealed that per farm income of non beneficiary group farmers in Highest Expenditure Mandals (HEMs) of Karimnagar was highest i.e. ₹.42120. Per family average income from livestock sources was highest for beneficiaries of HEMs of Medak i.e ₹.4981 and lowest for beneficiaries of Lowest Expenditure Mandals (LEMs) of Karimnagar i.e ₹.3025. The agricultural labourers livestock income was highest for beneficiaries of HEMs of Medak i.e. ₹.5531 and lowest for non beneficiaries of HEMs of Medak i.e ₹.1025. Income transition was clearly seen and majority of labourers crossed poverty line in HEMs of Karimnagar. Beneficiary labourers in HEMs of Medak got highest number of employment days in the study year (199.75 days) and non beneficiary labourers in LEMs of Medak got lowest number of employment days (131.62 days) where as non beneficiary farmers in LEMs of Karimnagar got highest number of employment days (193.31 days) and beneficiary farmers in LEMs of Medak got lowest number of employment days (145.06 days). Major discriminator between beneficiary and non beneficiary farmers were total annual income (172.43%), expenditure on hired human labour (80.59%), income from livestock (7.29%) and age of labourer (4.8%). Major discriminating factors between beneficiaries and non beneficiary agricultural labourers were total annual income (50.70%), social class (45.15%), total employment days got (37.24%), family size (32.63%) and average wage rate (11.84%) respectively and 97.37 % and 92.8% variation found in total annual income for farmers and labourers.


Keywords: MGNREGS, Highest Expenditure Mandals (HEMs), Lowest Expenditure Mandals (LEMs), Beneficiaries, Income transition and Wage rate).
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Kumara Swamy, D., C.V. Hanumanthaiah, P. Parthasarathy Rao, K. Suhasini and Narendranath, V.V. 2018. Impact of ‘Mgnregs’ on Income and Employment of Small Farmers and Labourers: A Comparative Study in Telangana State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 2236-2248. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.262