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Poverty decline rate doubled during UPA regime: Montek

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 18:20

As per the data released by the Planning Commission, the rate of poverty reduction between 2004-05 to 2009-10 was 1.5 percent every year whereas it stood at an annual rate of 0.74 percent between 1993-94 to 2004-05.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 17:17

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday said the committee would be announced shortly.

67% of population may get wheat, rice at Rs 2/kg and Rs 3/kg

Last Updated: Thursday, April 05, 2012, 21:28

Sixty-seven per cent of country's 1.2 billion populations, irrespective of their being below or above poverty line, may become eligible for 5 kg of wheat and rice at Rs 3 and Rs 2, respectively as the government is thinking of making some changes in this regard in Food Bill.

Plan panel`s definition of poverty a joke: BJP

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 10:57

Slamming the Planning Commission over its controversial definition of poverty, the BJP has said the Centre has underestimated the number of people living below poverty line in the party-ruled Madhya Pradesh.

Plan panel to set up expert group on poverty in April

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 19:46

Planning Commission is likely to complete by next month the formation of a technical group to revisit the methodology used to arrive at the figure.

Plan panel to set up expert group on poverty in April

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 14:47

Under pressure to review its controversial poverty line of Rs 28.65 daily consumption, the Planning Commission is likely to complete by next month the formation of a technical group to revisit the methodology used to arrive at the figure.

Plan panel uses best methodology to conduct surveys: Ramesh

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 13:54

Joining the debate on controversial poverty line issue, Rural Development Jairam Ramesh has said the surveys being conducted by the Planning Commission use the best available methodology which is refined all the time.

About 70 percent of India is poor: NAC member

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 12:08

Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent of the country's 1.2 billion population is poor, and stressed the need for a multi-dimensional assessment of poverty.

Fresh group to devise new method for poverty estimates: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 21:55

Amidst strong criticism of the Planning Commission pegging the poverty line at Rs 28.65 daily per capita consumption for cities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said a fresh group has been set up to devise a new method to assess the number of poor in the country.

Montek in eye of storm over Plan panel's poverty estimates

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 13:50

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia was in the eye of a storm in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the fresh poverty estimates pegging poverty line at Rs 28.65 per capita daily consumption in cities.

Discrepancy in data led to low poverty line: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 19:18

Facing flak over latest poverty numbers, the Planning Commission Tuesday admitted that there is serious discrepancy in NSSO data and national accounts which led to pegging poverty line at Rs 28.65 per capita daily consumption in cities.

Govt reviewing methodology for estimating poverty

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 18:59

The government Wednesday said it will review the methodology for measuring poverty based on the findings of the NSSO Survey 2009-10.