Who Gave the Slogan Garibi Hatao?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Slogan Garibi Hatao was given by Shrimati Indira Gandhi. In 1971, Indira Gandhi ran for office under the theme and slogan Garibi Hatao. Garibi Hatao Desh Bachao was the full phrase used (“Remove poverty, rescue the country”). Launched by D.D. Dhar, the phrase was a component of the Fifth Five-Year Plan.

Garibi Hatao Slogan Introduced by?

The theme and catchphrase of Indira Gandhi’s 1971 election campaign were Garibi Hatao Desh Bachao. In order to give Indira Gandhi independent national support based on rural and urban poor, the slogan proposed anti-poverty programs.

It was a component of the 5th Five-Year Plan and was started by D.D. Dhar to accomplish two main goals, namely, removing poverty (Garibi Hatao) and attaining self-reliance, through the encouragement of a high growth rate, improved income distribution, and very significant growth in the domestic savings rate.

  • The government of Indira Gandhi created India’s Fifth Five-Year Plan (1974–1979).
  • It put an emphasis on agriculture, reducing poverty, and creating jobs.
  • Additionally, the plan aimed to lessen social and economic disparities within society.

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