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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.

‘Re 1/kg rice scheme set to be implemented soon’

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, 18:16

The Food Security Bill, now ready, aims to benefit 75 percent of people in rural areas and 50 percent in urban areas.

Montek defends Rs 32 a day limit for fixing poverty line

Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2011, 21:15

Defending Plan panel's criteria under which those who consume items worth more than Rs 32 in urban areas in a day are not poor, its Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said the limit will not be the basis for extending benefits to the poor.

Poverty has increased in India: Top adviser

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 13:56

The current debate over poverty, if Rs.32 a day is enough for a person, is misdirected and the government should answer why the numbers of poor in the country are on the rise, says National Advisory Council member NC Saxena.

Red Cross seeks revision of BPL classification

Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 17:57

In the backdrop of the controversy over government affidavit on Below Poverty Line cap, world's largest humanitarian organisation IFRC on Thursday suggested revisiting classification of BPL people.