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Anti Poverty Programmes

13-SEP-2017 18:15

Poverty is a state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials to enjoy a minimum standard of life and well-being that's considered acceptable in society. It is a significant issue in India, despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the world and a sizable consumer economy. Here, we are giving the list of anti-poverty programmes in India for general awareness.

Poverty in India

List of Anti-Poverty Programmes in India

Anti-Poverty Programmes

Year of Beginning


 Antodaya Yojana


To make the poorest families of the village economically independent (only in Rajasthan)

Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP)


All Round development of the rural poor through a program of asset endowment for self-employment.

Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA)


To provide suitable opportunities of self-employment to the women belonging to the rural families who are living below the poverty line.

National Housing Bank Voluntary Deposit Scheme


To utilize black money for constructing low cost housing for the poor.

Employment Assurance Scheme


To provide gainful employment during the lean agricultural season in manual work to all able bodied adults in rural areas who are in need and desirous of work, but cannot find it..

National Social Assistance Programme


To assist people living below the poverty line.

Swarnajayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJRY)


It seeks to provide employment to the urban unemployed lying below poverty line and educate upto IX standard through encouraging the setting up of self-employment ventures or provision of wage employment.

Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY)


Assistance is given to the poor families living below the poverty line in rural areas for taking up self-employment.

Pradhanmantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY)


Focus on village level development in 5 critical areas, i.e. primary health, primary education, housing, rural roads and drinking water and nutrition with the overall objective of improving the quality of life of people in rural areas. 

Antidaya Anna Yojana


It aims at providing food securities to poor families.

Jan Shree Bima Yojana


Providing insurance security to people below poverty line.

Shiksha Sahyog Yojana


Education of Children below poverty line.

 Sampoorna Gramin Rozgar Yojana (SGRY)


Providing gainful employment for the rural poor.

Jai Prakash Narayan Rojgar Guarantee Yojana

Proposed in 2002-03 budget

Employment Guarantee in most poor districts.

National Food for Work Programme

November 14, 2004

To provide additional resources available under Sampoorna Grameen Rojgar Yojna. This was 100% centrally funded programme. Now this programme has been subsumed in the MGNREGA from Feb....... 2, 2006.

National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS)


To provide legal guarantee for 100 days of wage employment to every household in the rural areas of the country each year, To combine the twin goals of providing employment and
asset creation in rural areas

National Rural Livelihood Mission: Ajeevika

Note: In November 2015, the program was renamed Deendayal Antayodaya Yojana (DAY-NRLM).


To reduce poverty by enabling the poor households to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities, resulting in appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis, through building strong grassroots institutions of the poor.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna

16 July, 2015

To encourage aptitude towards employable skills and to increase working efficiency of probable and existing daily wage earners, by giving monetary awards and rewards and by providing quality training to them. 

National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)

21 January 2015

To bringing together urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation in an inclusive manner to preserve the heritage character of each Heritage City.

In the above list of Anti-Poverty Programmes in India which can be used as quick revision GK study material in the preparation of different competitive examinations.

List of Various Rural Development Schemes in India

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What an informative site yarr!!!!


Pleaes correct row #10, i think it is Anthodaya anna yojana not Antidaya. may be its a Typo error


oh know it


fuck the asshole very badly of this whole education system


It helped in my project.Gzzz

Sanu Bobhan,

This site is very helpful to peoples to know about the Anti-poverty programs in India.

Ram Kishor,


Abhishek Pandey,

At s.no. 10 which is actually 8 because 3 and 5 are missing, its Antyodaya Anna Yojana. Please correct it.

Abhishek Pandey,

NREGA bill passed in 5 Sep, 2005. Kindly update the table.

akshay kumar,

this helped me so much

neeraja ,

very good website

Yash Chopra,



thank you bathi"s bye


pls send the detail about the training rural youth self employement (TRYSEM) SECHEMS detail Inf for mailid


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thanx for helping gme to complete economics assigment


you should explain this more

siddharth puri,

steps by the government to eradicate poverty from india


thanku for help me to complete the assignment of ecnomics thanku.........................


please can you explain all the above topics in more detail....


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heartiest thanks . i was able to complete my economics assignment !!

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