ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Has It Ignored T oo Many Poor Households?

Socio Economic Caste Census

A survey to identify who the poor are and how many are actually poor is necessary if programmes and benefits targeted at the needy are to reach them. The Socio Economic and Caste Census, of which partial results have been published, was intended to do this. Yet, even a cursory look at the figures indicates that they call for a willing suspension of disbelief.

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