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Issues and Challenges for Womens Participation in MGNREGS with Reference to Andhra Pradesh

Social Work Chronicle

Volume 6 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: G. Venkateswarlu, M. Jayalakshmi | Author(s) Affiliation: Asst. Prof., Dept. of Management Studies, Siddharth Institute of Engineering and Tech, Andhra Pardes
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Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNGREGS) is playing a vital role for rural people and helps to boost up the involvement of women in society and economy. There is inequality and vulnerability of women in all spheres of life. They need to be empowered in all walks of life. Without the active participation of women, establishment of a new social order may not be successful, because women constitute half of the population. It firmly states that the status of women would not change merely by bringing legislations, it must be supported by change in the womens social circumstances and situations and also in mens existing attitude towards women. The present paper studies the womens participation through MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh and also the issues and challenges related to women participation in MGNREGS.

Keywords: MGNREGS, Women Empowerment, Issues and Challenges

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