International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2016)

Rural poverty in India: A big challenge


Dr. Md. Moazzam Sulaiman

The term Poverty itself is a problem particularly in Indian economy since long. It indicates a condition in which a person finds him unable to maintain a standard of living for their comfortable life style. Poverty in the rural India is widespread, which has been estimated to one third of the worlds poor. Rural poverty is the sum total of a multiplicity of factors that include not just income and calorie intake but also access to land and credit nutrition, health and longevity, literacy, education, safe drinking water, sanitation and other infrastructural facilities. India is well known in the world because of its Culture & Society. The major causes of rural poverty in India are to be found in the socio-economic structure prevailing in the country side.

Agriculture is the back bone of the Indian economy because it contributes to a larger portion of our national income. It cannot be denied that no steps have been taken by the government for poverty elevation. In the post-independence era government of India began to fight against poverty and implemented various programs even since inception of economic planning. From the Sixth Plan onwards, poverty alleviation became the priority in governments development planning. It is of course very distressful that after 67 years of independence, poverty within India (mainly rural area) remained basic concern. Thus, if the real development is required the villages of India have to develop.
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Dr. Md. Moazzam Sulaiman. Rural poverty in India: A big challenge. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 263-267
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