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Causes of poverty

Various causes of poverty can be classified under economic, political and social heads.

Economic causes

Economic backwardness of rural areas is attributed to dependence on agriculture which leads to low income levels per person. This is due to the following reasons:
  • Small size of land holdings
  • Inadequate irrigation facilities
  • Lack of financial resources needed for investment and raising productivity
  • High number of landless labourers

Political and social causes

  • Inhibitions and handicaps arising from caste and religion
  • Low levels of literacy
  • Politically vested interests

Other causes

  • Family size and composition
  • Poor levels of education and skills
  • Lack of motivation
  • The feudalistic system of bonded labour

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