9th Class Social Science Poverty as a Challenge Question Bank Short Answer Type Questions - Poverty as a Challenge

  • question_answer Many programmers to alleviate poverty has been launched by the Government of India. Write any four such programmers. Or   What are the different plans started by the government to remove poverty?


    The government has introduced several measures for the removal of poverty. Some important are: (a) National Food for Work Program (NFWP), 2004 was launched in 150 backward districts It is open to all rural poor in need of wage employment. Food grains are provided free of cost to the states. (b) Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana (PMRY) started in 1993 aims at creating self-employ opportunities for educated unemployed youth. (c) Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) was launched in 1995 and aims at ere self-employment opportunities in rural areas and small towns. (d) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) was launched in 1999 to bring poor families above poverty line by organizing them into self-help groups through bank credit and government subsidy. (e) Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY) launched in 2000 gives additional central assist to stares for basic services such as primary health and education, rural shelter and drinking q, and rural electrification. (f) Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) launched in 2000 to make available subsidized food grainsr poor families.


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