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Centre expreses resolve to eradicate poverty

New Delhi, July 31: A number of Plan Schemes are being implemented by various Ministries/ Departments for eradicating poverty and to improve standard of living of people during the Twelfth Plan.

The important Plan Schemes are: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), National Rural Livelihood Mission, Mid-Day Meal Programme (MDM), National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Health Mission (NHM), Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), National Rural Drinking Water Programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA), and National Urban Livelihood Mission. The details of Budget Allocation and releases/ expenditure in these important schemes during the last three years and the budgetary provision for the current year i.e. 2015-16 are given in annexure-A. This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning, Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

The Minister said that necessary mechanisms to ensure effective implementation of programmes have been made at various levels by an effective administrative machinery through supervision, monitoring and suitable corrective measures, which is a continuous endeavour of the nodal Central Ministries/ Departments and the respective State Governments/ UTs.

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