The paper is divided into seven sections including an introduction. The next section presents a brief overview of poverty in terms of different indicators across districts/regions in the state. This is followed by a discussion on the various processes influencing/constraining development in southern region especially in Koraput. Section 4 presents a profile of the villages and households selected for the micro study. The next section 5 presents typology of poverty and its correlates among sample households. Section 6 presents the status of access and effectiveness of the developmental programmes supported by the state and the problems thereof. The last section discusses adequacy as well as appropriateness of policy support especially in the context of the carrying capacity of the region's resources and identifies need for further analysis so as to be able to explore policy options.
Paper Presented at CPRC-IIPA seminar on ‘Chronic poverty: emerging policyoptions and issues", 29th and 30th September, 2005, New Delhi, India, IDPM/Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 79 pp.