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Poverty in India: concepts,measurement and status

More, Sachin and Singh, Narendra (2014): Poverty in India: concepts,measurement and status.

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Abstract

Poverty is a major hurdle of inclusive economic growth in any country. Thus eradication of poverty is become one of the important objectives of Government programme especially for developing country like India. To effectively design and execute the poverty eradication programme, government has to describe the meaning of poverty and explain how they can measure it. This paper brings together movement in the meaning of term poverty used by Government of India over the year and its measurement. The magnitude of poverty over the time and across the various State where also reported along with important highlight of various task force constituted by planning commission of India( Now it is called as Niti Ayog).

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