Rural Development, GOI 2008-09
Avani Kapur (2008)
Since 2004, the Government of India’s expediture commitments to the Rural Development Sector have increased significantly. Most of this money is committed to strengthening rural employment through the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). In addition, expenditure commitments to rural infrastructure through the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) have also increased. This budget brief offers an overview of the rural development sector and highlights trends in expenditures in the sector’s two flagship programmes – NREGA and PMGSY.