Following circumstances compelled the government to start targeted anti-poverty programmes
(i) Since the poor are not able to take advantage from the opportunities created for them, the growth in the agriculture sector is much below expectations.
(ii) In agriculture sector, large number of poor people are employed, therefore, the need for targeted anti-poverty programmes was felt.
Such programmes are as follows
■ Nationaj-Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
■ National Employment Guarantee Funds
■ National Food for Work Programme
■ PMRY, SGSY, PMGY or AAY