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National rural employment guarantee scheme and targeted public distribution scheme in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh: Complements or substitutes?

Jha, Raghbendra; Kaur, Simrit; Gaiha, Raghav; Pandey, Manoj


The workfare scheme, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), and the direct food subsidy programme, the Targeted Public Distribution Scheme (TPDS), represent two social safety nets instituted in India as anti-poverty measures. This paper examines whether from the point of view of individual households the two programmes are substitutes or complements, as this will shed light on the appropriateness of the design of the two programmes. Based on primary household data collected for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Asian and African Studies
DOI: 10.1177/0021909613479312


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