MADRAS AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL
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Training Need of MGNREGA Beneficiaries in Dharmapuri District of Tamil Nadu

Abstract

                                The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)guarantees 100 days of employment in a financial year to any rural householdwhose adult members are willing to do unskilled manual work. A study wasundertaken to assess the training needs of MGNREGA beneficiaries in theDharmapuri district, one of the most backward districts of Tamil Nadu. AProportionate random sampling method was used to select 120 respondentsfor this study. The data was collected using a well-structured and pre-testedinterview schedule, and appropriate statistical tools were used for analysis.The findings of the study reveal that majority of the respondents expressedtraining needs on seven major subject areas i.e., Checking multiple entries injob cards, active participation in gram sabha meetings, operations of savingsaccounts in banks/ post office, Active participation in social audit, workallocation procedure and awareness on grievance redressal mechanisms.The majority preferred to have peripatetic training in their panchayat unionoffice for a day during the summer season on forenoon session.

Key words : MGNREGA, Training need areas; Training methods

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