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What are Poverty Alleviation Measures

It refers to steps taken by Government for reduction of Poverty

Note- In all policy documents as well as Constitution emphasis being laid on poverty alleviation

 

As per Indian Constituition
Social Justice is the primary objective of development strategy of government

In Five Years Plans and Policy Documents
Empahsis has been on poverty alleviation

Example
As per First Five Year Plan (1951-56),
“the urge to bring economic and social change under present conditions comes from the fact of poverty and inequalities in income, wealth and opportunity”

Second Five Year Plan (1956-61) also pointed out that
“the benefits of economic development must accrue more and more to the relatively less privileged classes of society”

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Steps Taken by Govt for Poverty Alleviation

or

Govt Approach towards reducing Poverty

 

Govt has followed 3 Approaches:

1 Growth Oriented Approach

Increase in GDP will generate income for all sections of society including poor

 

2 Creating Additional Asset for Work Generation

It means launching different schemes through which poor will get work and able to earn a living

 

3 Providing Basic Amenity to People

It means providing food,education,health facility free or at concessional rate to poor

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Let learn about in detail one by one

 

NCERT Questions

Q10

Suppose you are a resident of a village, suggest a few measures to tackle the problem of poverty in your village.

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MCQ Other Books

Q1

In the following questions, select the correct answers:

1 Which of the following was not the approach taken by the government for poverty alleviation?

A Providing Basic Amenity to People

B Growth Oriented Approach

C Improving nourishment levels

D Creating Additional Asset for Work Generation

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Policies and Programs towards Poverty Alleviation Steps taken by Govt towards Reduction of Poverty As per Indian Constitution Social Justice is the primary objective As per First Five-Year Plan (1951-56), Economic change Required because of Poverty, Inequality of Income Second Five Year Plan (1956-61) also pointed out that The benefits of economic development must reach less privileged classes of society In all policy documents as well as Constitution emphasis being laid on poverty alleviation Different Poverty Alleviation Measures Steps Taken by Govt for Poverty Alleviation Growth Oriented Approach Specific Poverty Alleviation Programs for Work Generation Providing Basic Amenity to People Increase in GDP will generate income for all sections of society including poor It means launching different schemes through which poor will get work and able to earn a living It means providing food, Education ,health facility free or at concessional rate to poor

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