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Revision Notes For Class 11 Economics Chapter 4 Poverty

Poverty is the chapter outlined to explain the students about the economic condition post Indian independence. This chapter comprises of various concepts – introduction, who are the poor?, what is poverty?, how are the poor identified?, categorising poverty, the poverty line, the number of poor in India, what causes poverty?, policies and programmes towards poverty alleviation, poverty alleviation programmes – a critical assessment, conclusion.

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Frequently asked Questions on CBSE Class 11 Economics Notes Chapter 4: Poverty

What are the reasons of ‘Poverty’ in India?

The high population growth rate is one of the major reasons of poverty in India. This further leads to a high level of illiteracy, poor health care facilities and lack of access to financial resources.

What does ‘Poverty line’ mean?

A level of personal or family income below which one is classified as poor according to governmental standards. This is called as poverty line.

What is ‘Privatisation’?

The transfer of ownership, property or business from the government to the private sector is termed privatisation.

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