Index > Publications > Publication Details

Publication Details

Chronic poverty in India: policy responses

Shashanka Bhide
Tim Braunholtz-Speight
Aasha Kapur Mehta
Anand Kumar
Amita Shah


Despite the huge efforts at eliminating poverty made in India since independence, it is estimated that up to 130 million Indians live in chronic poverty – defined as poverty that endures for at least five years, and often passes from generation to generation within a family. This briefing paper summarises the characteristics of and explanations for this phenomenon, discusses the context for policy today, and proposes a series of recommendations for policy changes that would move India towards eradicating poverty.

Publication Type(s)

CPRC Policy Brief


policy politics social protection India spatial analysis


PB_4.pdf PDF 301.8 KB

Back to previous page