The Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation Plan of Bishnupur Municipality, a component of the Draft Development Plan, refers to the organizational, operational, coverage and delivery aspect of all the existing Government schemes in the Municipal area which address poverty and livelihood issues. It also refers to the issue of exclusion which the migrant, the marginalized and informal settlers have to face, on day-to-day basis.
Poverty alleviation is one of the important objectives of plan programmes. It is a multi dimensional problem, which needs innovative and coordinated action at both macro and micro level. An effort is underway to provide greater opportunity for the poor to participate in the growth process by focusing on specific sectors, which offer such opportunities. A large number of poverty alleviation and social sector programmes and schemes are in operation both at National and State level which aim to strengthen and improve the quality and standard of living of weaker and deprived sections of the society.
Bishnupur Municipality is economically not so strong. Under Household Survey, it has been identified that majority of the population mostly the slum dwellers that do not even get job for 180 days in a year, which is not adequate for them for sustaining their livelihood. Even then, they do not get minimum wages envisaged in minimum wages Act. The “Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation Plan” under component–2 has been taken up in this background.