The primary objective of MGNREGS is to provide livelihood security to the households in rural areas by providing 100 days of wage employment. Creation of durable assets and strengthening the livelihood resource base of rural poor families. Every register rural household shall be provided not less than 100 days of wage employment, on demand, in financial year. Payment of wages shall be made at least once in a fortnight. Equal wages shall be paid to men and women. Contractors and labour displacing machinery shall not be engaged.