ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Evaluation of NREGA Wells in Jharkhand

A common criticism of the National Rural Employment Guarantee programme is that it does not lead to the creation of permanent assets and a sustained increase in incomes. This fi eld study of the construction of wells in one block in Ranchi district of Jharkhand shows that asset creation under this programme can result in the creation of income-generating assets.

The authors would like to thank Nikita Arora for being a part of the survey team, and Jean Drèze and Reetika Khera for their helpful comments and guidance.

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