Rural poverty getting concentrated to some states: Report

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

UP, Bihar, Maharashtra home to highest number of poor

Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of poor population at 7.37 crore, followed by Bihar and Maharashtra in 2009-10.

Not the time to end aid to India: Britain

Britain on Sunday clarified that it
has no immediate plans to end its aid programme to India.

At UN climate meet, India asks for right to grow

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Saturday made an emotional appeal to the rich countries, asking for space for basic development for its 1.2 billion people and eradication of poverty.