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‘Poorest of poor survive on Rs 17 a day in villages’

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 17:57

Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office Thursday.

'Only 26.7% below poverty line by 2015'

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013, 15:09

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

Ending open defecation a key to fighting poverty: UN

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 09:31

With an estimated 1.1 billion people still defecate in the open, a large number of them being in India, the UN has called for ending the practice by 2025, noting that ending it is key to fighting poverty.

68 million Indians living in slums: Govt census

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 19:57

He also noted that in 19 cities with million-plus population, 25 percent of households live in slums.

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.

Govt should be proactive in reducing unemployment: Narayan Murthy

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 16:00

Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayan Murthy Friday asked the government to be more proactive in reducing unemployment and poverty in the country.

40% of rural India lives on Rs 33 a day

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 01, 2012, 15:45

Forty percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day, official data showed Wednesday, exposing the hollowness of the tall claims of economic reforms and inclusive growth.

UN system should respond to poverty challenges: India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 21:27

Poverty eradication should be at the heart of UN's operational activities for development, India has said pointing out the need to focus on strengthening institutional capacity building in developing countries.

UN system should respond to poverty challenges: India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 20:13

Poverty eradication should be at the heart of UN`s operational activities for development, India has said.

Plan panel mulls 10% reduction in poverty during 12th Plan

Last Updated: Friday, July 06, 2012, 15:52

The Planning Commission is proposing a target of reducing poverty by 10 percent to less than 20 percent of the population by 2017 -- the terminal year of the 12th Five-Year Plan.