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The irrigation canal in Ghra village was rebuilt by IRDP, under the Ministry of Energy and Water.
Still the poor people were happy to have received the IRDP loan because for them it is a ray of hope in the darkness of their poverty.
The common weaknesses of IRDP was inability to address the real needs of landless poor and communities with small land holdings as major focus was given to large land holders.
In the 1950s, for example, the Comilla Program, the precursor to the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) (10) created rural cooperatives with training extended to rural women.
They are given loans and subsidies under the Integrated Rural development Programme (IRDP) or self-employment scheme run by the government.
A prime example of the failure of government subsidized initiatives in the market for microcredit is the Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP), which allocated credit based on social targets in rural India, giving 30 percent of credit to socially excluded groups and 30 percent to women.
Self-employment programmes: This programme was started in 1970s in rural areas of the country in the name of Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) to increase the source of income of small farmers and landless labourers.
Integrated Rural Development Programmes (IRDP) were given more emphasis on the Sixth Five Year Plan although the concept of IRDP was introduced during the Fifth Plan in order to improve the quality of socioeconomic standard of people.
Iraq Research and Document Project, IRDP
But, at the same time, the responsibility for two centrally sponsored poverty alleviation schemes, the Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY), remained vested in the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), which functions independently of the Zilla Parishad.
Therefore, rural development programmes, such as, Village-Aid, Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP), Peoples Works Programme, Tameer-e-watan Programme, Prime Minister's Five Points Programme etc.
Rabil is a senior lecturer in the Department of History at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, and project manager of the Iraq Research and Documentation Project (IRDP), Washington, DC.