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For faster and sustainable poverty reduction, there is a need for inclusive growth wherein people contribute to and benefit from economic growth. The importance of inclusive growth has been recognised both globally as well as in India. Although growth rates have gone up in India, the growth is not perceived to be inclusive for many groups such as Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), minorities and women as Indian society is stratified in terms of social, economic and human capital endowments. The Planning Commission of India has presented considerable evidence in support of the above and argued for inclusive growth in the country. It is now believed that rapid economic growth could exacerbate pre-existing inequalities rather than narrowing them in an inclusive way, and hence pro-poor and inclusive growth policies are needed.

Keywords

Inclusive Growth Policies Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) Gram Panchayats Grama Sabhas Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Decentralisation and DevelopmentInstitute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)BengaluruIndia

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