Poverty alleviation programmes have completed five and half decades. But it has not undergone any radical transformation in this regard. So, it is necessary to sensitise the government officials to he specially sympathetic to the poor people. The success of poverty alleviation programmes depend mainly on government and bank officials for their execution. Moreover, poverty can effectively he removed only when the poor start contributing to the growth by their active involvement in the growth process. This is possible through a process of social mobilisation, encouraging poor people to participate and get them empowered.