Dear Arpita Mandal,
This is a very interesting question, and I think I found some information to help get you started...
- In a speech early this month, October 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India was asking for less focus on territorial bickering, in favor of greater efforts in three areas: Poverty, illiteracy, and infant mortality. http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/OHYtY9e2yR8a8zezYY3BHP/India-Pakistan-and-the-war-against-poverty.html
- A news article from 2014 discusses a massive food subsidy that would affect 68% of India's population. http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/rs-10-8-a-day-narendra-modis-poverty-definition-a-joke-says-congress-549645
- An article in INDIA TIMES of April 2016 says that at the time of independence, 70% of India's population was below the poverty line. Since then, that figure has been reduced to 35%. Prime Minister Modi says that the goal is now poverty elimination, not just poverty alleviation. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/narendra-modi-is-working-towards-poverty-elimination-mj-akbar/articleshow/51959033.cms
- That same article describes a program where, for the first time, poor people are given access to banks. Small entrepreneurs can receive loans without any guarantee; they in turn may employ one or two people each. That means many of India's poorest will now become consumers, which helps the overall economy grow.
Again thank you, I enjoyed your question and wish you well with your homework assignment.