Research Project on Assessment of economic impacts of MGNREGA in selected two villages
of Karnataka state using Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
Sri P.S. Srikantha Murthy, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural
Dr M.R. Girish, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural
Marketing, Co-operation and ABM
Dr M.G. Chandrakanth, Professor and University Head, Department
of Agricultural Economics
Research fellows: Sri Gourav Kumar Vani and Sri Chikkathimme Gowda,
MSc students, Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India is the partner institution
for collaboration on the CGIAR Research Program on “Policies, Institutions and Markets”
to ICRISAT, Patancheru, the Program Participant Centre.
Developing an empirical village level Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for two villages
in Karnataka, one in Tumkur district in Southern region and the other in Bijapur
district in Northern region. SAM analysis of impacts of MGNREGA interventions, and
investment multiplier effects in the selected villages.
Policy simulations using SAM to form alternate policy measures, and analysis of
implications of MGNREGA on the synergies between safety nets and agricultural and
rural development interventions; labour wage rate, labour scarcity (and out migration),
farm production and other major changes brought in agricultural activities in the
selected villages of Karnataka. This includes analysis of multiplier effects of
MGNREGA and direct and total village wide economic effects of the MGNREGA program
interventions in the selected villages.
Based on results of the SAM, derivation of policy recommendations for welfare of
the village economy.
December 2012 to July 2014.
Please go through the following links for more details:
Brief research report to ICRISAT from UAS Bangalore 20-12-2013
Detailed Research Report to ICRISAT from UAS Bangalore 20-12-2013
Presentation in the Workshop on Impact of MGNREGAFood Security on
Agriculture at Sirsi, Uttara Kannada
2011 - S.M. Vanitha and P. S. Srikantha Murthy,
An Economic Analysis of MGNREG Programme in Mysore District of Karnataka, Agricultural
Economics Research Review Vol. 24 (Conference Number) 2011 pp 415-422
2011 - P.S. Srikantha Murthya and S. Indumati,
Economic Analysis of MGNREGA in the Drought-prone States of Karnataka Rajasthan
and Irrigation dominated State of Andhra Pradesh, Agricultural Economics Research
Review Vol. 24 (Conference Number) 2011 pp 531-536
2014 - Gourav Kumar Vani, P.S. Srikantha Murthy, Dr. M.G. Chandrakanth, UAS, Bangalore and Dr. Madhusudan Bhattarai, Dr. N. Nagaraj, ICRISAT, Hyderabad, Economic Impact of MGNREGA: Social AccountingMatrix Analysis in Markabbinahalli Village of Karnataka. Inter-Conference Symposium of
International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), MANAGE, Hyderabad, 12-13 October 2014
2014 - Working Paper on MGNREGA SAM Project, UAS, Bangalore