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Poverty Alleviation

1st November – Aspirational Districts Programme is a laboratory for governance reforms

The Aspirational Districts Programme (ADP) is one of the largest experiments on outcomes-focused governance in the world. Details – Spread across 112 of India’s socio-economically challenged districts, the ADP is Niti Aayog’s flagship initiative to improve health, nutrition, education, and economic outcomes. Initial evidence suggests that the ADP has already contributed towards improving lakhs of …

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ending poverty

16th April – Necessary steps to ending poverty

It is by now close to 50 years since Indira Gandhi brought the idea of eradicating poverty into the electoral arena in India. ‘Garibi Hatao’ had been her slogan. The role that income generation actually played in lowering poverty in India may be gauged from the facts that economic growth had surged in the 1980s, …

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