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The paper examine the poverty alleviation in rural India at the founding of the new millennium, 260 million people in the country did not have income to right to use a consumption basket which defines the poverty line. Of these, 75 per cent were in the rural areas. India is home to 22 per cent of the world’s poor. Such a high incidence of poverty is a matter of concern in view of the fact that poverty eradication has been one of the major objectives of the development planning process. Indeed, poverty is a global issue. Its eradication is considered integral to humanity’s quest for sustainable development. Reduction of poverty in India is, therefore, vital for the attainment of international goals.

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Infant F., K. (2019). Impact on Poverty Alleviation in Rural India. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(12), 1168-1175. Retrieved from