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Background and Objective

The TPP was announced in 1975. It was first re-structured in 1982. Subsequently second re-structuring was done in 1986. TPP-86 is presently in operation. The basic objective of the programme is to improve the quality of life of the poor and the under-privileged population of the country.

Scope and Coverage

The programme covers various socio-economic aspects like poverty, employment, education, housing, health, agriculture and land reforms, irrigation, drinking water, protection and empowerment of weaker sections, consumer protection, environment and responsie administration etc. TPP consists of 119 items out of which 65 items are monitored against physical targets 54 items are monitored on evaluatory basis.

The Twenty Points  

Attack on Rural Poverty
Strategy for Rainfed Agriculture
Better Use of Irrigation Water
Bigger Harvest
Enforcement of Land Reforms
Special Programmes for Rural Labour
Clean Drinking Water
Health for All
Two Child Norm
Expansion of Education
Justice to Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes
Equality for Women
New Opportunities for Youth
Housing for the People
Improvement of Slums
New Strategy for forestry
Protection of the Environment
Concern for the Consumer
Energy for the Villages
A Responsive Administration

Implementation of TPP 86

There is three tier monitoring mechanism for implementation of TPP 86. At the District Level the Programme is monitored by District Planning Board, Panchayati Raj Institutions and other agencies. At the State Level the Programme is monitored by different line Departments and also by the State Level monitoring Committee. At the Central Level the Programme is monitored by the Central Administrative Ministries/Departments concerned with their respective schemes/programmes. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitores the programme in its entirety.


Monthly Progress Report which covers physical achievements against the set targets for 20 crucial items. The information for Monthly Progress Report is supplied by State/UTs. Capsule Report based on the Monthly Progress Report highlighting the main achievement. Half Yearly Progress Reports which covers all the 119 items of TPP. The information is supplied by Central Nodal Ministries/Departments.

Restructuring of Twenty Point Programme

The TPP, in its present form, was last restructured in 1986. The need for further restructuring of TPP 86 is being felt constantly due to launching of several new schemes/programmes by the Central Government on the bases of new initiatives while some others are in the nature of replacement/modification of earlier schemes. Also some of the existing programmes are required to be deleted as they have lost their relevance in the present scenario or achieved the desired objectives. An exercise for restructuring of TPP is in progress in consultation with Central Nodal Ministeries and State/UT Administration.