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Cloth Distribution program to Poor in West Bengal, India

The British colonial rule and British Economic policy in India had profound negative consequences for the Indian economy, being one of the primary reasons behind the high level of poverty rate in India. Different poverty alleviation programs are getting implemented by Government and Social welfare organizations. Poverty alleviation in India involves a set of steps taken in an economic and humanitarian way to eradicate poverty. The government has launched various programs and schemes to provide basic amenities to poor households. Key Initiatives include Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana and Housing for All and Start-Up India and Stand-Up India [1]. India has made significant strides in poverty alleviation. According to the World Bank, India lifted 90 million people out of poverty between 2011 and 2015 [1]. More recently, 24.82 crore Indians escaped multidimensional poverty in the last nine years [1]. The poverty headcount ratio declined from 29.17% in 2013-14 to 11.28% in 2022-23 [1]. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh recorded the largest decline in the number of multidimensionally poor people between 2013-14 and 2022-23[1].

As a result of these efforts, India is likely to achieve its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of halving multidimensional poverty well before 2030 [2].

Addressing this multi-dimensional poverty alleviation program requires a comprehensive approach that should include Government, Social welfare organization as well as industry.

This publisher is a signatory and a proud member of SDG Publishers Compact, an initiative by the United Nations (https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sdg-publishers-compact/).

This publisher, as a supporter of poverty alleviation program of Government and to support SDG Publishers Compact (an initiative by the United Nations), arranged cloth distribution program in Kolkata, Howrah in West Bengal, India. Approximately 65 poor women were benefitted from this program. This organization, with its limited resources, is delighted to be part of Government and UN’s goal of poverty alleviation.


  1. 24.82 crore Indians escape Multidimensional Poverty in last 9 years.
    (Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1996271)
  2. 13.5 crore Indians escape Multidimensional Poverty in 5 years.
    (Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1940125)