Poverty Alleviation Programs: A Critical Assessment
The efforts taken to address to counter and eradicate poverty have been partly successful. The poverty levels have decreased. Still hunger, malnourishment, illiteracy and lack of basic amenities still prevail in many parts of India. Though efforts have been put for the past 55 odd years still there has been no radical change in the ownership of assets, process of production and improvement in the basic level of the needy.
Three major factors which prevent the successful implementation of poverty eradication are:
- Unequal distribution of land which has resulted in the schemes benefiting the non poor.
- The resources and funds allocated to these programs are insufficient.
- Non participation of local level institutions in the implementation of programs and lack of commitment and corruption prevailing in the bank and government officials.