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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:41
The number of poor in the country declined to 27 crore in 2011-12, from 40.74 crore in 2004-05, Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said Wednesday.
Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 22:58
Gujarat government today clarified that it had not issued any new guidelines for identification of Below Poverty Line families, saying it could not take such a step unilaterally without involving the Centre.
Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 18:10
The state government plans to make the city kerosene-free by facilitating below poverty line (BPL) ration cardholders avail the subsidy through direct benefit transfer scheme.
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 18:17
With polls in mind, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a waiver of electricity bills of people below the poverty line, upto June 2013.
Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 19:40
Planning Panel’s Deputy Chief, Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that a second look can be given to India’s poverty figures based on the Tendulkar Committee.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 22:42
Congress on Wednesday conceded that there has been price rise but said poverty has declined at a much faster rate during UPA regime as compared to NDA rule.
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 20:41
The CCEA is likely to consider on Thursday a proposal to allocate an additional 5 million tonnes of foodgrains to families below the poverty line (BPL), entailing a subsidy of about Rs 9,470 crore.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 22:05
The government on Thursday decided to allocate additional 6 million tonne of subsidised foodgrain this fiscal to 10.5 crore families above poverty line (APL) via PDS, entailing a subsidy of about 9,500 crore.
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 08:54
With 8.2 percent of poverty rate, Indian Americans are far less poor than other ethnic groups and the national average, the Census Bureau report said.
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