CHAPTER I through adoption of a formula for distribution           1.INTRUDUCTION of resources weighted in favour of less 1.1.1The sub-continental dimensions of developed States with Special Central India, with inherent differences in Assistance for area programmes focused on Geographical parameters and historical regions with specific problems hilly, tribal, developments, have led to disparities in […]

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1.The Scheme through schemes in these lead sectors which 1.1The Backward Districts Initiative under the would make a dent on the poverty of the Rashtriya Sam Vikas Yojana has been initiated district in a time bound manner. with the main objective of putting in place programmes and policies with the joint efforts of the Centre […]

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                  PREAMBLE and providing of food-security through Unfortunately, despite 57 years of creation of need based economic, social independence, the pace of development and community assets in these districts among the different States of the country is further intensified. and within the state among the different districts, has not been uniform. Read More.

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                     CHAPTER I The recommendation of the Working                 INTRODUCTION Group was also endorsed by the Steering The Planning Commission had set up a Committee. Working Group and a Steering committee on Rural Poverty Alleviation Programmes for formulation of the Tenth five-year plan. Read More.

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The purpose of this section is to make available to the readers official documents such as reports of committees, commissions, working groups, task forces, etc., appointed by various ministries, departments, agencies of central and state governments and international organisations, which are not readily accessible either because they are old, or because of the usual problems […]

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This paper examines the impact of both productive and unproductive public expenditure on economic growth of two Asian giants, namely, India and China during the period 1980 to 2004. The unwarranted rise of military expenditure in south Asian sub-continent, particularly in India and China, and the creeping decline of public expenditure on education encourage us […]

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The Bonded Labour System Abolition Act, 1976, sets the conceptual and administrative boundaries of bonded labour. The Paper looks into how these boundaries were defined, by examining the political economy of the international and the Indian definitions. The Indian definition of bonded labour is drawn from the international definitions of slavery and forced labour, as […]

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India is endowed with annual average rainfall of nearly 1,200 mm but a very small proportion of it is managed effectively. The various estimates on potential for rainwater harvesting suggest vast opportunities for mitigating the shortages. However, the socio-administrative measures in vogue do not encourage participation by the beneficiaries. Read More.

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The National Food for Work Programme (NFFWP), launched in 2004, identified 150 backward districts, where employment guarantee scheme was to get started. The 150 districts were identified by the Planning Commission on the basis of three criteria, Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) population, agricultural productivity per worker, and agricultural wage rate in the district. Read […]

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