Poverty refers to a situation when people are deprived of basic necessities of life.It is often characterized by inadequacy of food,shelter,and clothes.In other words,poverty refers to a state of privation where there is a lack of essential needs for subsistence. India is one of the poorest countries in the world.Many Indian people do not get two meals a day.They do not have good houses to live in.Their children do not get proper schooling. Poor people are the depressed and deprived class.They do not get proper nutrition and diet .Their conditions have not sufficiently improved even long after 65 years of our independence. So,we have to solve this problem by getting facilities to the farmers for irrigation,education and training. Family planning schemes should introduced and also more and more industries should be set up to meet the neends of our country. The government is taking a number of steps to mitigate poverty.We all should do everything possible and within our limits to help alleviate poverty from our country.