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Which one of the following is not one of the objectives of the MGNREGA Act ?
1. Providing higher education for rural youth
2. Strengthening Panchayat Raj institutions
3. Proactively ensuring social inclusion
4. Strengthening the livelihood resource base of the poor

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Providing higher education for rural youth

The correct answer is Providing higher education for rural youth.

  • Providing higher education for rural youth is not one of the objectives of the MGNREGA Act 2005.
  • Key objectives of MGNREGA:
    • Generation of paid rural employment of not less than 100 days for each worker who volunteers for unskilled labour.
    • Proactively ensuring social inclusion by strengthening the livelihood base of rural poor.
    • Creation of durable assets in rural areas such as walls, ponds, roads and canals.
    • Reduce urban migration from rural areas.
    • Create rural infrastructure by using untapped rural labour.

  • MGNREGA:
    • The scheme was introduced as a social measure that guarantees “the right to work”.
    • The key tenet of this social measure and labour law is that the local government will have to legally provide at least 100 days of wage employment in rural India to enhance their quality of life.
    • The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was passed in 2005.
    • The Acts guarantees the " Right To Work" and aims at enhancing the livelihood security of rural peoples.
    • The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (MGNREGA) was notified on September 7, 2005.

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