Consider the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA):

  1. The act mandates at least one-third of beneficiaries to be women.
  2. It mandates Central Government to pay 100% of unemployment allowance.
  3. It mandates at least 50% of the works in terms of cost under the Scheme to be implemented through GPs.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Only 1 & 3

Second statement is incorrect because 100% of unemployment allowance is to be given by state governments and not by central government.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module