System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition


Compensating Wages for Occupational Risks of Farm Workers in India.

Farm workers incur various occupational related risks. The question is whether they are adequately compensated for facing these risks? This paper attempts to measure the wage premiums that farm workers in India receive for health risks associated with their jobs, using a primary survey data coll...

Author(s) : M.G. Jayasree, K. R. Shanmugam, 

Non Timber Forest Products: Institutional Mechanism for Fair Returns to Primary Collectors

The importance of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) contributing to rural livelihoods and alleviating rural poverty is well known. It is estimated that about 100 million people especially communities living inside and on the fringes of forest areas depend on NTFP for food, shelter, medicine, cash i...

Author(s) : National Afforestation and Eco-development Board MoEF 

Model State Affordable Housing Policy for Urban Areas

In order to address the various issues illustrated thus far, The MoHUPA had come up with the National Housing and Habitat Policy (NUHHP), 2007 which has outlined “Affordable Housing to All” as its mandate. The NUHHP, 2007 had envisaged that the States would prepare a State Urban Housing and Habitat...

Author(s) : Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Government of India 

Socio Economic Caste Census Guidelines

The central government has decided to conduct a socio economic caste census of the national population in the year 2011 on the standard of living of rural household.

Author(s) : Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Government of India 

Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 - Questionnaire - Urban

Guidelines of questionnaire used in the survey.

Author(s) : Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Government of India 

Poverty Alleviation in Rural India: Strategy and Programmes

At the beginning of the new millennium, 260 million people in the country did not have incomes to access a consumption basket which defines the poverty line. Of these, 75 per cent were in the rural areas. India is home to 22 per cent of the world’s poor. Such a high incidence of poverty is a matter...

Author(s) : Planning Commission GOI 

Policies for Poverty Alleviation

The article provides a general framework for identifying the major factors which determine the extent of income inequality, and therefore of poverty, in a typical developing country setting. It then uses this framework to identify some of the key elements in the process of development which affect t...

Author(s) : Montek S. Ahluwalia 

Methodology for Conducting the Below Poverty Line (BPL) Census for 11th Five Year Plan

This report details the need of census to identify the BPL households. The primary purpose of conducting village wise census of poor households is to identify the BPL households that could be assisted under various programmes of the Ministry, such as IAY, NSAP, SGSY, TSC, etc. In view of the inadeq...

Author(s) : Ministry of Rural Development GOI 

Review the Methodology for Measurement of Poverty

This report aims to comprehensively review the existing methodology of estimation of poverty and examine whether the poverty line should be fixed solely in terms of a consumption basket or whether other criteria are also relevant, and if so, whether the two can be effectively combined to evolve a ba...

Author(s) : Planning Commission GOI 

Poverty Alleviation in Rural India- Strategy and Programmes

The paper emphasises on various goals of poverty alleviation programme which aim for increasing the income level of individual, household or group but mainstreaming marginalized in the development process of the country. So this paper is an attempt to study national policies, plans and programs for...

Author(s) : Planning Commission GOI 



Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.