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PM asks neighbouring countries to jointly work to end poverty

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:06

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave a clarion call to all neighbouring and SAARC countries to work "shoulder-to-shoulder" to remove poverty from the region, leaving behind the world of death and killings.

UK lauds India's efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 11:08

The British government has appreciated India's fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging".

3 out of 10 in India are poor: Rangarajan panel

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 02:44

A panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan has dismissed the Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty and said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 percent of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor.

Rangarajan panel submits report on poverty to PlanComm

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:31

Former PMEAC chief C Rangarajan has submitted the report on Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty to Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh.

Rangarajan panel report on poverty today

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:19

The Planning Commission in May 2012 had constituted the expert group to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty, following an uproar over the number of poor in the country.

Nations like India must allocate more resources to end extreme poverty: WB

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:37

Countries like India, which accounts for nearly one third of the people living in poverty globally, need to complement efforts to enhance growth with policies that allocate more resources to the extreme poor, the World Bank said Thursday.

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.

Number of poor down to 27 cr in 2011-12: Govt

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.

Poverty alleviation needs to be top priority: PM

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 22:39

With over a billion people living in abject poverty globally, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today emphasised the need for "inclusive growth" and said poverty alleviation should be a top priority for the international community.

Rural poverty getting concentrated to some states: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 21:13

Rural poverty is becoming increasingly concentrated to northern and eastern states of the country, a new report has found.

Poverty growing in some regions, social groups: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 17:40

Though overall poverty in India is reducing, it is increasingly becoming concentrated within certain regions and among some social groups, a new report on rural development released Thursday said.

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.