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National Social Assistance Programme, GOI 2014-15

Avani Kapur , Smriti Iyer

The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) was launched in 1995 with the objective of supporting minimum needs of specified social groups such as the elderly, widows and disabled persons living in below poverty line (BPL) households.

Using government data, this brief reports on trends in budgetary allocation and expenditure along the following parameters:

  • Overall trends in allocations and expenditures
  • Trends in expenditure at the state level
  • Scheme-wise trends in expenditure and coverage of beneficiaries with an emphasis on the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme.

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