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Raghubans Prasad : The Father of MNREGA


Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Act 2005 later renamed as the “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act”, MGNREGA), is an Indian labour law and social security measure that aims to guarantee the ‘Right to Work’.

This Act was passed in parliament in September 2005 under the UPA government , Raghubans Prasad Singh, the then RJD leader and the minister of Rural Development was the main architect of this who has also introduced the bill in the parliament.

This great social leader of Indian politics will be remembered by the downtrodden MNREGA beneficiaries for ages to come.