Do government's schemes for up-lifting vulnerable and backward communities by protecting required social resources for them, lead to their exclusion in establishing businesses in urban economics?

Published: January 22, 2015

Governmental schemes are aimed at assisting the underprivileged and backward communities in their endeavors, and not give them freebies that discourage them from taking up initiatives of their own. The schemes target to provide them with certain social resources because they have been excluded from mainstream society for decades, and are still reeling under the consequences of the same. The focus on the disadvantaged communities will help put them on an equal footing and integrate them with the rest of society.

Governmental schemes that provide for scholarships and reservations in the education sector aim to promote education among the underprivileged sections of society. The schemes that promote self-help groups and other initiatives, also give greater importance to the vulnerable sections so that they move remove themselves out of poverty. However, while their participation in the public sector is ensured through reservations, there are very schemes that promote initiatives of vulnerable and backward communities to set up businesses in urban areas. But, the schemes have not actively kept the vulnerable and backward communities from establishing businesses in urban economics.

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