ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Development Programmes for the Poor-Do Strategies Make a Difference

Development Programmes for the Poor Do Strategies Make a Difference? Samuel Paul Ashok Subramanian Special programmes for the 'weaker sections' of the population have found an important place in the Five-Year Plans since the Seventies. The increased plan allocations for these programmes were a response to the growing criticism that benefits of economic progress were not reaching the poor. The major promise of these programmes is that benefits will flow to the weaker sections because of the specificity of the target groups and of the activities chosen.

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