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If you earn more than Rs 27.20 per day, you are not poor

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 18:16

Poverty ratio in the country has declined to 21.9 percent in 2011-12 from 37.2 percent in 2004-05 on account of increase in per capita consumption, Planning Commission said.

India to meet poverty reduction goal by 2015: UN Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 20:52

Despite widespread poverty in the country, India is on track to meet the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of poverty reduction by 2015, a UN report said on Friday.

Only 26.7 per cent below poverty line by 2015: Purandeswari

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 14:44

India today said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 per cent by 2015, but improving sanitation facilities in the country still remains a challenge.

India accounts for one third of the world poor: World Bank

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:57

India accounts for one-third of the world poor, people living on less than USD 1.25 (about Rs 65) per day, a World Bank report on poverty has said.

India accounts for one third of the world poor: World Bank

Last Updated: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 10:44

The report said that 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty across the world.

WB to send new India strategy to its board: Kim

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 21:08

Praising India's efforts to eliminate poverty, Kim said, "India's contribution to ending global poverty could be staggering. In the last five years, roughly 50 million people have been lifted out of poverty in India."

Nepal and Bangladesh reducing poverty faster than India: Study

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 12:50

Nepal and Bangladesh are reducing poverty faster compared to India, according to a new study based on the multidimensional poverty index developed at the University of Oxford and used by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in its Human Development Reports.

About 30% people were below poverty line in 2009-10: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 17:32

About 30 percent of people in India were below the poverty line in 2009-10 that was based on the monthly per capita consumption expenditure (MPCE) of Rs 673 for rural areas and Rs 860 for urban areas, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

India will not be able to achieve crucial MDG targets: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013, 00:09

India's poverty ratio is likely to be 26.7 percent by 2015 while child mortality ratio is seen at 52 per thousand live births, missing the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in this regard, according to a government report.

UP, Bihar, Maharashtra home to highest number of poor

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 16:22

Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of poor population at 7.37 crore, followed by Bihar and Maharashtra in 2009-10.

Poor health pushing 39 mn Indians to poverty every year: Azad

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 00:29

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday said 39 million Indians are pushed to poverty because of ill health every year and around 30 percent in rural India did not go for any treatment due to financial constraints, as per a WHO report.

Poverty declines to 26% in 2011-12, says Montek

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 19:20

Poverty in the country has come down to 26 percent as per the latest data of household expenditure prepared by the NSSO for 2011-12, the Planning Commission said today.