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Date of this Version

Spring 2-2021


The information related to various government schemes in India is not always accessible to the rural population easily. There are a number of factors responsible for differentials in the access to information related social assistance schemes. The present study deals with one of such governments schemes i.e. NSAP. The paper aims to evaluate the availability of information related to the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) to the rural people as well as to identify the factors responsible for the unequal availability of the scheme. The study is based on data collected from the field survey during the year 2020. The data is analyzed with the help of Binary Logistic Regression Model (BLRM). The result shows that there is a significant effect of a number of factors to the degree of availability of NSAP. The age, social category (group), marital status of respondents and blood relation with implementing agency-officials have positive effects and thus high odds ratio too are found. On the other hand educational background and gender identity of aspirants and distance of residence of potential beneficiaries from implementing agency-offices have negative effects on getting a chance of the schemes sanctioned.Present study, thus, makes all-out efforts to understand how the accessibility to information related to the NSAP helps an aspirant-potential beneficiary to get the benefit of the scheme.