Foreign study teams appreciates poverty eradication prog in MP

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Bhopal, Jan 28 (UNI) A study team from Uganda and Tanzania visited Madhya Pradesh recently and lauded the government for its efforts to improve the lives of poor people in rural areas through the District Poverty Initiative Programme (DPIP).

The team members stated that the programme had helped people to increase their income besides boosting their self-confidence.

Head of the study and Northern Uganda's Minister of State for Rehabilitation Hon David Wakikona expressed happiness over the changes in the lives of people brought out through DPIP in villages, an official release said here today.

Mr Wakikona said the programme has stemmed migration of people from villages to urban areas in search for jobs by providing them livelihood in villages itself.

Mobilising groups in the form of a federation under DPIP and then forming of village upliftment committees and producer companies is like a great motivator.

Earlier, while welcoming the team members, DPIP Project Coordinator Ravindra Pastor informed that in view of success of DPIP, the state government has decided to implement other rural development programmes through the same method, the release added.

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