“Among the things that went wrong, was the establishment of state-run “national workshops” to enforce the “right to work”. These never really served their purpose, nor were they probably intended to do so. Rather they allowed the socialists to organize support “on the streets” to threaten all dissenting voices with violence.”
Try and think about it in the Indian context.
- National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is an Indian job guarantee scheme
- enacted by legislation on August 25, 2005.
- legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment in every financial year to adult members
- The act was brought about by the UPA coalition government under the pressure from left parties.
- promise of this project was one of the major factors that gained UPA victory in the Indian general election, 2004.
- Dr. Jean Drèze, a Belgian born economist, at the Delhi School of Economics, has been a major influence on this project.
- The scheme started from February 2, 2006 in 200 districts