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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Poverty Alleviation and Wage Employment

Title: Poverty Alleviation and Wage Employment
Author: Dr. Moirangthem Sanjoy Singh 
ISBN: 978-93-82395-90-4
First Edition: 2015
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English

About the Book:
Poverty eradication has been one of the most important objectives since the beginning of economic planning in India. Eradication of poverty through, overall monetary and social development by ensuring equitable access in resources and skills, as well as by widening the opportunities for useful employment to the poor sections of the society has been some of the objectives of economic planning in India. No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. The Planning Commission, which is the nodal agency for estimating the number and proportion of people living below the poverty line at National and State levels, separately for rural and urban areas, make poverty estimates based on a large sample survey of household consumption expenditure carried out by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) after an interval of approximately five years. The 68th round of the NSSO (2011-2012), was based on a sample of 59,070 households in 7,391 villages and 41,602 households in 5223 urban blocks. 10 percent of the poorest of selected households live on Rs. 23.40 per day while their rural counterparts do with even less on Rs. 16.78 per day. The rate of growth of expenditure is lower in rural areas as the rural poor are known to depend more on non-traded items.
The book evaluates critically the existing theories and concept of impact assessment, analyses the socio-economic conditions of wages employment programmes, accesses whether wage employment programme has achieved its objectives of poverty eradication in India, etc.

About the Author: 
Dr. Moirangthem Sanjoy Singh is currently working as a Faculty at National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (Formerly DOEACC), Akampat, Imphal. He is a permanent resident of Kakching Khullen Moirangthem Leikai, Manipur. He completed M.Com. in 2009, and Ph.D. in 2014. He has teaching experiences of 2 years in both UG and PG. His areas of interest are in Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Finance, and Human Resource Management.

So far he has 15 Papers /Articles published in Journal/Book/Proceeding/Periodical, and participated in more than 17 seminars and conferences with and without presentation of papers.