The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) Scheme of the Government of India is providing the much needed employment guarantee to the rural households and helps in limiting the migration of rural workers to the urban for employment. In order to assess the impact of the scheme on the textile and clothing consumption of MGNREGA beneficiary households, Textiles Committee has taken up this study to assess the overall growth of textile consumption and also the demand pattern of textiles in rural India due to the implementation of the scheme.
The study has been organized to assess the increase in the income of family under MGNREGA and its impact on textile consumption. The spending on textiles by the MGNREGA beneficiary households has shown a CAGR of 4.38 percent from Rs. 1080.94 in 2007 to Rs. 1282.93 in 2010-11.