Addressing Rural Poverty

September 2, 2019
Category: Current Affairs

This article Addressing Rural Poverty brings out clearly to analyse the growth and related policies. As the sustainable development goals brings out clearly poverty is multidimensional. So, requires a range of interventions. Therefore to bring out the challenges of creating poverty-free rural clusters.

Income through livelihood development and diversification is clearly the way forward.

Addressing Rural Poverty

To eradicate Poverty many steps have been taken in the last four years. Some of the evidence is

  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been a major source of strengthing livelihood security with full transparency during this period. This can be seen in the continuous budget allocation.
  • The expansion of the National Food Security Act with a provision of rice at ₹3/kg and wheat at ₹2/kg has facilitated food security in poor households.
Addressing Rural Poverty

For greater impact it must be address simultaneously. The factor contributing to the poverty of households and poverty of geographies are listed below

Poverty of Households:

  • Lack of Education and Skills
  • Under nutrition and ill health
  • Lack of employment opportunity.
  • Assetlessness
  • Lack of safe housing
  • Limited access to Public Services
  • Absence of Social Capital collectives of women/youth/poor households.

Poverty of Geographies

  • Low price of produce
  • Violence
  • Lack of basic infrastructure, roads, electricity and internet
  • Lack of access to market and jobs.
  • Lack of non form opportunities.
Who is Multidimensionally Poor?

poverty is defined not simply by income, but by a number of indicators, including poor health, poor quality of work and the threat of violence

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