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

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Efficiency of Investments in IRDP-A Study of Uttar Pradesh

This paper attempts to evaluate the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and examines whether the programme can be justified in the tight of the two major concerns of the recent debate on the subject, viz, the efficiency of IRDP investments for the poorest of the poor and the magnitude of increase in their income from these assets, regardless of whether or not they are able to cross the poverty line.

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