Poverty Removal And Rural Development
Poverty removal may be a worn out slogan. Many politicians have thrived on that. Many economists, academics, and scholars have got name and fame by writing on that topic and researches on DEVELOPMENT.
Real issues are overlooked in execution because the poor cannot fight.They delegate their rights and powers to the elites, hoping that they will solve the problem.
India is no exception. Slogans, doles, to suicide relief money!!
Various cards with different names! India's poverty arises primarily from poor yields from agriculture. We have written on it; some of it are in this website.
We have worked with farmers with good results. Even now institutions like National Agro Foundation started by C. Subramaniam with TIFAC's help is doing good job. So are a few others. But they are not in big scale.
I am enclosing an invited talk by me in 2010 to USAID conference. As it is so with slow moving India, it is still very relevant for taking actions: more so with large scale use of ICT, and start up culture emerging. Note therein at the end of enclosed copy of speech, a suggestion for INVERTED WALLMART MODEL. It may fit in now more with political back up for MAKE IN USA, MAKE IN INDIA, etc...Read the speech....