Goal 1: Zero Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere


To end poverty in all its forms (income and deprivations) everywhere (rural and urban) and among all group (children, women, disabled, elderly) through effective and sustainable state interventions. These include investments in human capacities, quality basic services, optimising employment potential of sectors, augmenting access to resources (physical and financial) and provision of social security to reduce economic shocks and other vulnerabilities.


The five targets for ending poverty in all its forms are not mutually exclusive and strategies tend to function as conditions for each other. Therefore, the identified strategies are built on the following five pillars: income enhancement; employment generation and skill development; basic services and improved infrastructure; social protection; and disaster resilience. And the main strategies will include the following: 

  • Improved effectiveness and efficiency in the implementation of existing schemes through outcome-based monitoring and by adopting ICT enabled solutions for real- time monitoring and accountability systems to public service delivery systems.

  • Strengthen and upscale the innovations initiated by the state by allocating adequate human and financial resources.

  • Improve the quality of basic services to match the present day needs and standards of adequacy and competency by investing in community/citizen's engagement as well as capacity building of functionaries including attitudinal changes/human incentives. These services include health, nutrition, education, protection, water and sanitation.

  • Enhanced and adequate coverage of social protection to vulnerable sections of the population including hitherto unidentified vulnerabilities.

  • Strengthened Welfare Board for the unorganised sector to identify and support the needs of workers across

  • different trades and occupations with policies, programmes, staff, functions and monitoring systems.

  • Increased attention in policies and investment in programmes on cognitive capital and gender equality.

  • Increased income for the poorest through efficiency in public works programmes by bringing in efficiency at the Gram Panchayat level.

  • Increased skill building and entrepreneurship among the economically and socially disadvantaged, women and the disabled to increase income levels and quality of life through market/industry and finance linked programmes through State Rural Livelihood Mission and Skill Development Mission.