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Rangarajan defends poverty estimates; says meet global norms

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:06

Defending his calculation that three out of 10 in India are poor, former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan Monday said poverty numbers provided by him are not conservative estimates and they are at par with global standards.

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.

Rangarajan panel report on poverty on July 1

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 19:04

The Planning Commission in May 2012 had constituted the expert group to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty.

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 figure: Montek admits flaws in assessing method

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.

Plan panel remained in news for wrong reasons in 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 13:02

It all began in March with the Planning Commission coming out with poverty numbers based on the Tendulkar Committee methodology which raised many eyebrows and drew flak from all corners.

Ramesh attacks MPs questioning definition of poor

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 23:10

Rural Development minister took a dig at MPs who criticized the methodology adopted by the Tendulkar Committee for redefining the term poor.

Ramesh attacks MPs questioning plan panel`s definition of poor

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 17:37

Jairam Ramesh said members raising the issue were probably only aware of Sachin Tendulkar, not Suresh Tendulkar.