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Efforts to increase agricultural productivity and thereby increase farm incomes and employment are a major instrument for poverty alleviation. This should be supplemented by special targeted program aimed at improving the welfare of vulnerable groups in rural areas. Analysis shows that agricultural productivity growth has a substantial impact on poverty reduction, whereas productivity growth in industry and services does not.

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Kumari, P. (2019). Role of Agriculture in Poverty Alleviation in India. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(12), 696-698. Retrieved from