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Social Justice Through Rural Development Programmes: A Case of MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu



Arumugam Ranjithumar*
Department of Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, Dindigul- 624 302, Tamil Nadu, India


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* Address correspondence to this author at the UGC - Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science and Development Administration, Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, Dindigul- 624 302, Tamil Nadu, India, E-mail: ranjannmt@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction:

A Village is one of the most powerful weapons for promoting economic and allied activities. Rural population lives in primitive conditions. The key function of village is agriculture and allied activities which supply major types of food for every human being and cultivation is the only source of their income.

Discussion:

At present, the conditions of the Indian villages are under gloomy and they are still poor. In this circumstance, the government of India has been initiating developmental policies and programme for their development. MGNREGA is one of the successful policies in rural development through economic activities.

Present paper deals with how MGNREGA contributes to rural development and what is the present situation of village and how rural development programmes lead to social justice?

Conclusion:

Rural development is traditionally focused on the exploitation of natural resources such as agricultural, forest and mining. Rural planning is the process of improving the equality of life and economic well being of community living in relatively unpopulated areas rich in natural resources.

Keywords: Rural Development, Panchayat Raj, MGNREGA, Social Justice, Discrimination, Developmental Programmes.