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MNREGA is world's largest public works programme: World Bank

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‘The State of Social Safety Nets 2015‘

World Bank has ranked the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) as the world’s largest public works programme.

MGNREGA (under Ministry of Rural Development) provides social security net to 182 million beneficiaries i.e. almost 15 per cent of the India’s population.

Mid-day meal scheme (under Ministry of Human Resource Development) has been classified as biggest school feeding programme. It benefits around 105 million beneficiaries.