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

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 11:27

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".

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

100 million more Indians defined as poor: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:11

The poverty line is used to help determine government welfare benefit entitlements.

India needs multi-pronged approach to eradicate poverty: Report

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 18:22

A multi-pronged approach with focus on inclusive economic growth would help eradicate poverty, which is increasingly getting concentrated in a few geographical areas, says a research report.

India can lift 580 mn people above empowerment line: McKinsey

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 23:35

According to MGI, the 'empowerment line' is "a new and more holistic measure of income deprivation."

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.

'Inclusive reforms' key to reduce poverty, says McKinsey

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 20:13

The report estimated that on an average, just half of the public money spent on basic services actually reaches the people as real benefits.

Poverty recorded steepest fall in UPA regime since 2004: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:21

The poverty ratio in the country has fallen steeply during the UPA regime to 21.9 percent in 2012 from 37.2 percent in 2004, said the UPA Government's Report Card released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday.

Food prices; a bricks and mortar problem for economy

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 06:24

More than pressuring corporate profits, these rapid blue-collar wage increases threaten efforts to quell inflation by new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) chief, Raghuram Rajan, the former International Monetary Fund economist who took over as governor at the RBI in September.

Number of undernourished people in India down 6.5%: FAO

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 13:26

India, the world's second biggest wheat and rice grower, saw the number of people who suffered from chronic hunger drop by 6.5 percent to 21.38 crore during 2011-13, according to a joint report by UN food agencies.

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.