Administrative structure and functioning of IRDP in Himachal Pradesh: A case study of Solan district
Author(s): Dr. Rangaswamy M
Abstract: The poverty alleviation programs in India can be categorized based on whether it is targeted either for rural areas or for urban areas in the country. The target group under IRDP consists of small and marginal farmers, agricultural laborers and rural artisans having annual income Rs 11,000 defined as poverty line in the Eighth plan. In order to ensure that benefits under the program reach the more vulnerable sectors of the society, It is stipulated that at least 50% of assisted families should be from scheduled castes and scheduled tribes with corresponding flow of resources tom them, Furthermore, 40% of the coverage should be of women beneficiaries and 3% of handicapped persons.
In the initial stages of planned development, particularly during the 1950-60, it was thought that with accelerated economic growth both in the agricultural and the industrial sectors, the benefits of the growth will reach to all the sections and all the religions of the country through the spread or trickledown effect.
Dr. Rangaswamy M. Administrative structure and functioning of IRDP in Himachal Pradesh: A case study of Solan district. Int J Political Sci Governance 2019;1(1):26-28. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2019.v1.i1a.75