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Eradication of Rural Poverty through Sustainable Natural Resources Management in India

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  • 1Door No.6 - 2 - 811 , Near Narayana School, Ramnagar, Anantapuramu - 515001, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (1), Pages 32-34, January,14 (2016)


Eradication of Poverty and hunger on the basis of development process, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) given utmost priority as eliminating extreme poverty and hunger as first goal among eight goals. After 65 years of free independent India, 65% of people living in rural villages and earn US$275 per annum.Agriculture is the prime source of livelihood for the poor. The most of natural resources like land, water, forests and live stock are demanded and utilized properly. For the upliftment of rural poor the Government of India had taken several steps to elimination of poverty and implemented many rural development schemes. On this process Community Development Programme (CDP) was initiated in the year 1952.The other programmes like Integrated Rural Development Programme in 1979, Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM), Development of Children and Women in Rural Areas (DWCRA) in 1983 and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guaranty Programme in the year 2006 are the flagship programmes of the different Governments. About three in four people live in rural areas, where they depend on natural resources. Only natural resources can be sustained the countries growth and reducing poverty. The Government of India itself set 12th five year plan as “Faster, Sustanable and more Inclusive Growthâ€.


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