Rural Development: Principles, Policies and Management comprehensively addresses the basic concepts, elements, paradigms, determinants, policy instruments, strategies, programs, and management of rural development. The book emphasizes, in particular, the pivotal role of human resources as both a means and an end of development. New pedagogical featuers have been added in the Third Edition, including 'Learning Outcomes' at the start of each chapter, and 'Main Points' summaries and 'Questions for Discussion' at the end of chapters.

Poverty and Unemployment Eradication Programmes

Poverty and unemployment eradication programmes

Learning Outcomes

After having gone through this chapter, students should be able to

  • explain the genesis of various rural poverty and unemployment eradication programmes launched in India from time to time;
  • describe the present poverty scenario in India and the trends in it;
  • describe the present unemployment scenario in India and the trends in it;
  • describe the salient features of the major rural poverty alleviation programmes launched in India from time to time and lessons of experience with them and
  • explain the salient features of major social welfare-oriented programmes (SWOP) of India, including their objectives and target groups.


Poverty and unemployment have been the bane of India since long. Their reduction has been one of the major goals of India's development planning since ...

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