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Poverty is mainly concentrated in rural areas. Growth in non-agricultural sectors are increasing but the larger number of people remained as poor in rural area. About 81% of the world poverty reduction in rural areas during 1993-2002 is because of rural development and the remaining is due to migration. The most common features of rural poor are the landless or limited access to land larger family size with higher dependency ratios, lower educational attainment and higher underdevelopment. The major subgroups of the rural poor. Within the above subgroups women-headed households are particularly prone to poverty.