Ludhiana woman impresses PM and Sonia Gandhi in a NREGA meet - February 5, 2013

Of the four NREGA workers chosen to speak about the scheme, 55 year old Manjit Kaur gave an honest opinion about it.

Of the four NREGA workers chosen to speak about the scheme, 55 year old Manjit Kaur gave an honest opinion about it. She praised the scheme for providing her employment, but at the same time said that the INR 167/day that she gets is not sufficient. Considering the inflation and the , market rate of 250-350/day offered, her wages under the scheme are too less. Her age and gender restrict her from getting employment in the market. Farm income also supplements her earnings and NREGA provides for during seasonal unemployment.

Source: www.financialexpress.com, February 5, 2013. “Ludhiana’s Dalit woman labourer earns praise from PM, Sonia at national NREGA meet”

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