foreword by Prof. Ajit Kumar Sinha; 180p., App., 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Appraisal of poverty alleviation programmes; Self-employment programme: Micro-level study; Wage employment programmes; National social assistance programmes [NSAP]: Micro-level study; Limiting factors in the way to poverty alleviation: Broad issues and options; Conclusion and policy recommendations.
Most of he programmes for direct attack on poverty are good politics but bad economics. They are populist measures for various considerations. The book has evaluated the efficacy of the poverty alleviation programmes on the basis of micro-level study with this conclusion that poverty alleviation programmes have filled the forrers of a group of people who are much above the poverty line. The book throws sufficient light on political economy of poverty andpoverty alleviation programmes. Poverty has been measured in the study on the basis of head count ration [H], Income Gap ration [I], Ginni con efficients [G] and Amartya Sen Index.