Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India: A Social Audit.

Poverty Alleviation Programmes in India: A Social Audit.

The review highlights the poverty alleviation programmes of the government in the post-economic reform era to evaluate the contribution of these programmes towards reducing poverty in the country. The poverty alleviation programmes are classified into (i) self-employment programmes; (ii) wage employment programmes; (iii) food security programmes; (iv) social security programmes; and (v) urban poverty alleviation […]

Human Development, Poverty, Health & Nutrition Situation in India (Report)

Human Development, Poverty, Health & Nutrition Situation in India (Report)

Background & objectives: Human development index (HDI) is extensively used to measure the standard of living of a country. India made a study progress in the HDI value. Extreme poverty is concentrated in rural areas of northern States while income growth has been dynamic in southern States and urban areas. This study was undertaken to […]

Rural Poverty Reduction Through Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

Rural Poverty Reduction Through Centrally Sponsored Schemes.

This paper discusses the evolving profile of poverty in India and reviews the national performance of selected anti-poverty programmes between 1997-1998 and 2005. For each programme, it outlines the budgetary allocation principle used for the States and districts and analyzes budgetary performance over the period. The main objective is to explore the extent to which […]