One million Nepalis slip below poverty line due to earthquakes

Nearly one million people have slipped below poverty line in Nepal due to two powerful earthquakes that left about 9,000 people dead and a trail of destruction across the country.

Earthquake pushed 1 million Nepalis below poverty line: Report

A national crisis caused by the April 25 earthquake and its aftermath has pushed an estimated one million people below poverty line, a Nepal government report has revealed.

International conference on climate change kicks off in Kathmandu

An international conference on "mountain people adapting to change" kicked off in Kathmandu Sunday, aiming at providing a platform to discuss best ways to help mountain communities to deal with adverse impacts of climate change.

Nobody in Goa is below the poverty line, says state minister

Civil supply minister Dayanand Mandrekar on Monday raised eye brows in the legislative assembly with his claim that no resident of Goa fell in `below the poverty line` category.

Consider financial background before setting poverty line: Digvijay Singh

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Monday that the poverty line should be based on the financial background of a person.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Delhi government will track the trucks carrying foodgrains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line.

‘Haryana govt helping women living below poverty line’

An amount of Rs 66.22 crore was used under the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Viwah Shagun Yojana to facilitate the marriage of 26,501 women living below the poverty line this fiscal, a state minister said on Wednesday.

Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court

SC has said the question of fixing the poverty line was in the domain of expert bodies like the Planning Commission.

Planning Commission revamps 2 toilets at Rs 35L

Planning Commission, which is mired in a controversy over what constitutes the poverty line, has spent a whopping Rs 35 lakh for renovation of two toilets here, an RTI reply has revealed.

Rangarajan to head panel for reviewing poverty line

The Planning Commission on Thursday constituted an expert group headed by C Rangarajan to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty.

Controversy over poverty line "overdone": WB Prez

Lauding India for managing to reduce poverty, WB Prez Robert Zoellick said that controversy over poverty line of daily consumption was overdone.

Ending poverty or removing poor?

Fulfillment of basic needs can play the role of poverty-buster not just jargon of numbers.

Uproar in LS over Plan panel`s poverty estimates

The Lok Sabha was adjourned today
following uproar over the fresh poverty estimates released by
the Planning Commission which pegged the poverty line at Rs
28.65 per capita daily consumption in cities.

China raises poverty line, boosting official poor

China has raised its official poverty line, causing more people to qualify as poor despite its booming economy.

Reconsider norms for assessing poverty: Maya to PM

Expressing concern over the Centre`s
proposed norms for assessment of poverty line, Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati on Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh to reconsider the same and increase the limit.

Poverty line not to impact socio-economic census

The ongoing enumeration for a socio-economic census in the country will not be affected by the poverty line cut-off spelled out by the Planning Commission, according to a senior rural development ministry adviser.

Planning Comm affidavit `not the last word`

Sonia Gandhi led National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy has also lashed out at the move saying the affidavit reflects the government`s deep lack of empathy for the poor and a perspective completely divorced from reality.

Drug costs would push millions more into poverty: Study

Study show the much greater impoverishing effect of branded drugs in poor countries.

Drug costs would push millions more into poverty: Study

Study show the much greater impoverishing effect of branded drugs in poor countries.

31% Muslims live below poverty line: NCAER survey

Nearly one third of Muslims in
the nation survive on less than Rs 550 a month, economic
think tank NCAER said, amid the ongoing debate on reservations
in jobs and educational institutions for those belonging to
the community.