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What does the second letter (from right) ‘G’ stand for in the abbreviation MGNREGA?
1. Gramin
2. Gramsewa
3. Gross
4. Guarantee

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Guarantee

The correct answer is Guarantee.

  • The full form of MGNREGA is Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act.
  • MGNREGA is one of the largest work guarantee programmes in the world.
  • The primary objective of the scheme is to guarantee 100 days of employment in every financial year to adult members of any rural household willing to do public work-related unskilled manual work.

  • The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was passed on 23rd August 2005 and launched on 2nd February 2006.
  •  It gives a significant amount of control to the Gram Panchayats for managing public works, strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  • The State Employment Guarantee Council is responsible to advise state government for the implementation of the MGNREGA scheme.
  • As of 11th February 2021; 708 districts are covered under the scheme.

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