Gujarat has over 91.51 lakh total workers however the active workers account for 28.9 lakh. In a recent study conducted by Bigi Thomas and Ruby Bhatia on the impact of the NREGA scheme on the quality of life, it was found that there is a preponderance of women on NREGA work sites in Gujarat as more than around one-third of the workers are females. Even though NREGA as a social security measure has helped guarantee the ‘right to work’, a lot more needs to be done at the implementation level to empower rural India.

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