NREGA feedback, improvements, viability? It is said that NREGA has helped Congress a lot to get votes in 2009 elections. It also did put additional pressure on govt funds. I also read a few articles that it did work to an extent, created an artificial scarcity of labour in villages and cities, increased prices of construction workers, farm workers etc I heard the usual reports too, that it is a complete failure, the benefit is not reaching the people, corruption, its draining govt funds. But other than news reports, Can anybody give an actual scenario of how it worked, i mean if you have asked people who have actually witnessed the program or ppl directly participating in it. They say it worked well in Andhra Pradesh and not so well in other states. obviously in media there is some element of hype, bias, exaggeration etc.