Five poorest families in every village may soon get extra government attention


  • Identifying five most deprived families in every village and providing them assistance through direct intervention is expected to be one of the recommendations of Niti Aayog’s panel set up to suggest ways to eliminate poverty in the country.
  • The beneficiaries would be identified by the panchayats and would be provided direct central assistance through various government schemes. More such families could be included in future as part of anti-poverty schemes.
  • Among other measures, the Aayog wants to incentivize panchayats and municipalities for success of anti-poverty programmes.
  • The panel, which is likely to finalize its report by June, feels a mechanism of cash transfers and addressing the problem of leaks through the Aadhaar platform could be adopted for anti-poverty schemes.

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