An Assessment Of Poverty Equivalent Growth Rate In Agro-Climatic Zones Of Punjab From 2011-12 To 2015-16

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Bashir Ahmad Khan , Dr. Abdul Saboor , Dr. Aneela Afzal , Dr Nasir Mahmood


Reducing poverty has become the basic agenda of development policy makers in a recent decades and growth is considered as a pillar to explore it. Therefor to explore the extent of problem, in a current study PEGR has been estimated in five major agro-climatic zones of Punjab through well-known index of Kawani and Son (2008) for latest three HIES data sets from 2011-12 to 2015-16.Results of the study concludes that in year 2011-12 to 2013-14 2011-12 to 2013-14 also reveal that growth is only pro-poor for II and III zone while anti-poor for all other zones along with poverty reducing impact. Final estimates of year 2013-14 to 2015-16 reveal that growth is pro-poor for zone III, IV and V while anti-poor for I and II. Overall discussion sum up that over the period of time poverty reduce in all agro climatic zone of the Punjab which shows that growth benefits are trickledown toward lower income quintile and also poor enjoys more benefits of growth as compared to non-poor.

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