Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poverty Eradication Programmes, 03/08/2017

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poverty Eradication Programmes, 03/08/2017. Report on 5th Annual Employment–Unemployment Survey (2015-16), based on sample study of 88,783 rural households, reports that unemployment rate in rural sector was 5.1%. While noting that 77% of rural households were having no regular wage/salaried person, the Report also finds that 52.7% of the persons aged 15 years and above available for all the 12 months during the reference period were able to get work throughout the year. The Report also notes that 24% of the households benefitted from Government employment generation schemes like MGNREGS. Industrialization has a positive correlation with employment generation and therefore usually has a positive impact on poverty reduction. The poverty estimates by erstwhile Planning Commission computed following the extant Tendulkar methodology indicated reduction in rural poverty in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand in 2011-12 as compared to 2004-05.

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