Are grandiose Schemes like the NREGA working?

I had wondered in an older post if grandiose Garibi hatao schemes like the NREGA would fail miserably in practice while scoring brownie points on the UPa agenda. That from the last 50 yrs experience of the abuse of the Garibi hatao nara by the Congress. Read bloomberg analysis

First the means of delivery are the same as those in times of Rajiv Gandhi.

Secondly it is burning a hole in Govt finances and increasing fiscal deficit that too when oil price is stuck at above 75$ a barrel.

Thirdly is it a scheme for lining pockets of the faithful?

Here are some of the results

and a detailed analysis by Yossarin and another from BBC 

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