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Economic Reforms in India: Impact on the Poor and Poverty Reduction

Publisher: IDS

This paper analysis the impact of the economic reforms initiated in India in 1991 on the poor and poverty reduction. Using time series analysis of poverty indicators for all India and across states, it notes that while rural, urban and overall national poverty levels in India recorded a significant decline during the pre-reform period (1969-70 to 1990-91), during the post reform period (1991-92 to 1993-94). It suggests that policies to accelerate agricultural growth, improve access to subsidies food though the PDS system and infrastructure development along with measure to control inflation and reduce inequalities promises to be most effective in reducing poverty in India.

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