P. KAVYA*, N. VANI, RAJESWARI AND B. RAMANA MURTHY
Department of Agricultural Economics, S,V. Agricultural College, ANGRAU, Tirupati
The study was conducted during the year 2018-19 in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh in which 4 mandals were selected on the basis of highest average man days per household per year. Using the same criteria from each mandal, 2 villages were selected from each village, 10 households covered under MGNREGA were selected randomly. Thus the total sample size of the study constitutes to 80. Compound annual growth rates of person days generated through MGNREGA in Chittoor district from the year 2006-07 to 2018-19 for total beneficiaries was 0.72, for women also it was 0.79, but for SC and ST people it was -1.22 and -1.48. The work completion rate was decreasing. Growth rates of total available funds at national level was 4.37, the funds released from the center was 5.53, for the expenditure of funds it was 6.31 and the per cent utilization of funds was varying. Growth rates of total available funds for Andhra Pradesh was 1.13, the funds released from the centre was -1.47, for the expenditure of funds it was 3.41 and the per cent utilization of funds was varying. The growth rates of the households issued with job cards was 2.92. The households demanding and provided with employment were same with a growth rate of -0.23 and the percentage of total job card holding household which got employment -3.06. The number of households completed 100 days of work was showing a growth rate of 5.38.
Compound annual growth rate, employment, MGNREGA, utilization of funds