Eradication of Poverty, Social Welfare Policies in India: Initiatives and Policy Implications
8 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2014
Date Written: January 26, 2014
India is essentially a nation of villages. It is predominantly an agricultural country where about 70 percent of the people are dependent upon land for their livelihood and 75 per cent live in rural India. Indian villages are suffering from economic distress due to the lower per capita income, illiteracy and wide spread malnutrition and under nutrition. They also suffer from the absence of basic amenities such as better housing facilities, transportation and communication services. In view of the recommendations of the commission appointed from time to time in accordance to the policies and programmes implemented from government and other agencies for socio-economic development of rural people the paper explores government initiatives, implications and explores the connotations of development of rural people. Further, the manuscript seeks to examine, explores the poverty in India with special interest with rural population and evaluation of the programmes and policies and implementation of social welfare programmes particularly. Finally, the paper concludes eradication of poverty in rural India and extent of improvement of livelihood of rural people and achievements of the commitments made by the government and other agencies in present conditions of globalization. An effort is also made to suggest the ways to increase women empowerment of rural people’s economic development which is a driving force of rural economy.
Keywords: Poverty, Social Welfare, Policies, Initiatives, Poverty Eradication, Socio-economic
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