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Decline in below poverty line population: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 21:16

Government on Wednesday said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012.

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.

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.

'Panel to look into linking of poverty with social schemes'

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 18:02

Under attack for poverty numbers, the Planning Commission today said a technical group will look into various aspects of the problem, including the need to link social sector benefits with the poverty line.

Need new estimates of poverty: PM

Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 09:11

PM Manmohan Singh Thursday said a government panel would devise new methods to assess poverty in the country.

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.

Plan panel to set up group to revisit criteria for poverty est

Last Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012, 18:27

Deviating from its earlier stand of delinking entitlements under flagship schemes from the poverty line, Planning Commission Thursday indicated that benefits to poor, given under some social sector programmes, would be provided on the basis of its estimates.

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.

Plan panel in process of revising norms for poverty line: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 19:47

The Planning Commission is in the process of revising norms for estimating poverty line in the country, Parliament was informed on Thursday.