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Central government set to revamp Indira Gandhi’s poverty eradication


  • The Narendra Modi-led NDA government is all set to revamp and rename the Twenty Point Programme, a poverty eradication initiative which was the cornerstone of Indira Gandhi’s ‘Garibi Hatao’ programme.
  • After restructuring several of the previous Congress-led UPA government’s schemes and naming them, the Modi government is considering five options Programme.
  • The programme, launched by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975,  rates states on their performance under different targets for below poverty line beneficiaries.
  • Modi government is planning to change the indicators of the scheme as well as the reporting mechanism.
  • Twenty Point Programme tracks progress of each state under many schemes.
  • These indicators will be changed and the scheme is likely to be tracked state-wise and at all-India basis.
  • An inter-ministerial group has been formed, for identification and development of social indicators for the states.

Source:The Economic Times

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