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This paper examines the impact of a poverty alleviation program called the District Poverty Initiatives Project (DPIP), which is being implemented in the second largest state in India.We use a unique data set that combines Indian census data for 300 villages and survey data of 6000 households spread over those villages. Findings confirm positive spillovers of the program on village governance issues.