Local Governance and Poverty Reduction in India: The Role of Micro-Finance

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Dr. Pranav Mishra


Many activities that would be classified as financial in developed economies, especially in rural areas, are non-monetized in emerging economies, meaning they are not carried out with money. This is commonly the case when people want services that money can buy but don't have the disposable income to pay for them, forcing them to look for other options. Money is frequently required for lifecycle needs such as weddings, funerals, childbirth, education, home construction, widowhood, and old age, personal emergencies such as sickness, injury, unemployment, theft, harassment, or disasters such as fires, floods, cyclones, and man-made events such as war or dwelling bulldozing, and investment opportunities such as expanding a budding business (which often requires paying a large bribe).The study's main goal is to determine the impact of microfinance on poverty reduction. Microfinance is a key component of an efficient poverty reduction approach, according to this study. Microfinance's impact on poverty alleviation is examined from both a social and economic standpoint. Improvements in life style, lodging standards, income generation, life standard, purchasing power, growth of company facilities, self-employment, and adoption of better technology are among the social and economic aspects evaluated in this study. This study also takes into account economic growth and development. It indicates that the poor can smooth their consumption, better manage their risks, progressively grow their assets, develop their micro firms, increase their income earning ability, and have a higher quality of life by having access to and using micro loans. It claims that the performance of Micro Finance institutions may be enhanced with minimal effort, and that these institutions can play a more effective role in poverty alleviation than is now the case.


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