The current anti-poverty strategy of the government has a two-prolonged approaches i.e. promotion of economic growth and targeted anti-poverty programmes.
Economic growth widens opportunities and provide resources needed to invest in human development. To enable the poor to take advantage of this economic growth, the government has formulated several anti-poverty schemes to affect poverty directly or indirectly.
Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana (PMRY), Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP), Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY), Pradhan Mantri Gramodaya Yojana (PMGY), Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY), National Food for Work Programme (NFWP) and National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) are Some of the anti-poverty schemes of the government.
There is also a proposal for establishing National and State Employment Guarantee Funds. However, despite the good intentions of these schemes, the benefits have not fully reached the deserving poor.
Hence, the major emphasis in recent years has been on proper implementation and monitoring of all the poverty alleviation programmes.