India is marching ahead in its poverty alleviation programme rapidly. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its studies has come to conclusion that in the 10 years 27.9 crore people of India out of its total population 125 crore have come out of poverty line. The UN agency look into account 101 countries in the study assessed that 36.9 crores of people in India have been brought out poverty.
Few decades back Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi gave is call “Banish Poverty” and it paid rich dividend to her and the Congress party in a Lok Sabha election. On it country gave her resounding mendate. Since them poverty alleviation has become a programme all the parties. All
the Governments since then pursued the banish poverty programme as core policy. All these cumulative achievement of all the Governments in 10 years 2006 to 2016 have achieved success in banishing poverty of 27 crores people. The UNDP reports India and Cambodia made fast progress. In India the Jharkhand state, the tribal state, is fastest in this matter. In the year 2005-06 India had 55.1 percent the 64 crores people living in the poverty upto 2015-16 the 36.9 crores people that is 27.9 percent have come out of poverty line.
The UN agency studied 101 country in ceaseless, kitchen gas, health and education. The ‘clean India’ programme of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has given a big boost to the upliftment of the people. The 101 nation taken for poverty study 31 were of minimum income 64 medium income and rich two countries. The global poverty index is sharply coming down in India. The poverty alleviation programme have been picked up the tempo of and in near future India will be able to banish poverty.
In India four states are very poor where 19 crore 6 lakh people reside. The states are Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. The poor population in these four states are half of the total of poor population in the country. The Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh in Jhabua area is the most poover district in India. It is tribal district mostly populated by the ‘Bheel’ community.