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An analysis of Government schemes on poverty in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Jiwaji University, Gwalior, MP, India
  • 2RTMNU, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
  • 3Dept. of Economics, MLB Govt. College of Excellence, Gwalior, MP, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 8, Issue (2), Pages 27-30, April,14 (2019)


The Government of India since its inception of independence started the different schemes to alleviate poverty from the country. Poverty not merely considered as lack of sufficient income. It is a socio-economic phenomenon of a society who are not able to satisfy their basic requirements of livelihood. It badly disturbs human well-being, adeptness and efficiency which distresses the people from money. It denies the basic needs of living - bread, dressing, shelter, health and education to a section of people. Mankind expresses discomforts and despairs when these basic comforts are not obtainable. It is commonly said that those who are not able to touch the least ingestion standard should be considered as poor. The contradiction of opportunities and gratification of human prospective is poverty. The whole world is unable to alleviate the poverty despite of introducing hundreds of programmes. India too is facing the problem in spite of growth in various sectors. Poverty along with inequality are rise in the world from decades. The paper discusses the alleviation of poverty through different schemes of government since independence.


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