Environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation in India: a study of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
B. S. Ghuman and
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 2018, vol. 40, issue 2, 98-114
The twining of development and environmental sustainability emerged as an essential area of policy and action in India during the Ninth Five Year Plan 1997â€“2002. Development programmes were designed or redesigned to foster synergies between the two. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is one such centrally-sponsored programme aimed at pro-poor development through employment generation and the restoration of rural environmental resources. In response, this article examines state-by-state percentages of work completed and expenditure under the scheme concerning environmental services, along with a consideration of local experience in areas within a state. Important trends, initiatives and challenges are identified and assessed of present and future significance to the interrelationship between environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation.
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