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The Unorganized Sector and Urban Poverty: A Policy Analysis

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Sociology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry- 605014, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 20-26, February,14 (2015)


The poverty line should be expressed on the basis of social aspects which is accepted in the minimum standard of living. Both in rural and urban sector poverty flourishes as the features of rural poverty which intense and manifest among the peasants, cultivators and labourers. And the other hand urban poverty is the transformation from the rural povertywhere unemployment, underemployment or employed in various low productivity like porterage, street peddling etc. are obviously migrant workers. Granting to the planning commission’s report 2009 the poverty headcount ratio of Odisha stood at 57.2 percent is the toughest among all the states of India and the way the national norms of 37.2 percent. The factors beyond the income are considered, at 63.2 percent Odisha’s peopleare in below poverty line. The impact of changing the policies of urban sector on the conditions and status of workers in in the unorganised/informal sector starts with the analysis of model of urbanisation, urban policies, profile of the urban workers, their education and skill levels and problem faced by informal sector. The current urbanisation model has less space and resources for the urban poor. The working condition and social security of the workers are important issues. The skill is one form of security which improves employability of the workers skill. The skill training in urban areas will be a useful way in promoting employment opportunities among the urban workers. This paper attempts to analyse the various urban poverty alleviation policies of the state Odisha and attempts a review of various programs through secondary data available.


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