Federal government has launched seven new schemes for poverty alleviation and employment across the country.

A non-govt organisation will expend Tk.15 cr for development slum dwellers in 35 city wards of the port city in this fiscal under city partnership programs with city corporation .

Prime Minister of India's Independence Day Speech, 2013.

The State Government has launched a three-pronged strategy to eradicate poverty through the Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM).

Government departments now use different standards to measure poverty

Government departments differ with regard to standards for determining poverty-level, Mythili K. Rajendran, Managing Director and Principal Secretary, Tamil Nadu Rural Livelihood Mission, said here on Tuesday.

The World Bank on Wednesday approved a US$500 million concessional credit to Bangladesh to improve the equity, efficiency and transparency of Bangladesh’s major social safety net programs, reports

The World Bank has approved a US$500 million concessional credit to Bangladesh to improve the equity, efficiency and transparency of Bangladesh’s major social safety net programs.

India accounts for 19% of global maternal deaths, three-quarters of which come from nine states. In 2005, India launched a conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) through promotion of institutional births. JSY is the largest CCT in the world. In the nine states with relatively lower socioeconomic levels, JSY provides a cash incentive to all women on birthing in health institution. The cash incentive is intended to reduce financial barriers to accessing institutional care for delivery.

The draft of the upcoming 13th three-year plan prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC) has targeted to reduce the poverty to 18 per cent from existing 23.8 per cent.

Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Rural Development has since inception been providing assistance to BPL families who are either houseless or having inadequate housing facilities for constructing a safe and durable shelter.

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