India poverty

No of millionaires to soar by over 50% by 2022: Report

No of millionaires to soar by over 50% by 2022: Report

The report further said the country would have 3,70,000 millionaires in 2022, up from 2,45,000 now, an increase of over 50 percent.

Nov 21, 2017, 20:05 PM IST
A man-made water crisis in Mumbai's backyard (video inside)

A man-made water crisis in Mumbai's backyard (video inside)

When water starts to flow out of the pipe, they pass the pipe down to their respective family members, mostly women, who fill up the blue drums.

May 31, 2016, 23:01 PM IST
Higher growth best antidote to poverty: FM Jaitley

Higher growth best antidote to poverty: FM Jaitley

The government estimates growth to be between 8-8.5 percent in the current fiscal.

Nov 06, 2015, 16:09 PM IST

Need for easing entry barriers for MNCs to boost growth: FM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said there is a need to ease entry barriers for global corporates and ensure stability in taxation policies to sustain high growth and eradicate poverty.

Mar 21, 2015, 15:27 PM IST

30 crore people still live in extreme poverty in India: Report

About 30 crore people still live in extreme poverty in India even as the Millennium Development Goal (MGD) programme will expire in December, a United Nations report has said.

Feb 04, 2015, 20:38 PM IST

Nominal tax on super rich can lift 9 cr out of poverty: Report

The study found that in India, the number of billionaires increased from two in the 1990s to 65 in 2014.

Oct 31, 2014, 16:26 PM IST

Poverty cannot be abolished,remove core problems: Meghnad Desai

Arguing that "poverty cannot be abolished", eminent India-born British economist, author and Labour Party politician Lord Meghnad Desai today said the better approach will be to concentrate on the core problems of poverty and try to remove them.

Sep 05, 2014, 21:55 PM IST

100 million more Indians defined as poor: Reports

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

Jul 07, 2014, 18:11 PM IST

India needs multi-pronged approach to eradicate poverty: Report

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.

Apr 04, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

India can lift 580 mn people above empowerment line: McKinsey

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

Mar 03, 2014, 23:35 PM IST

Poverty recorded steepest fall in UPA regime since 2004: Govt

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.

Jan 03, 2014, 12:21 PM IST

Number of undernourished people in India down 6.5%: FAO

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.

Oct 06, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2013, 21:13 PM IST

Passion for growth has to combine with compassion for poor: FM

In a veiled criticism of the Gujarat model of economic growth, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the Congress-led UPA government was for combining passion for growth with compassion for poor.

Jul 31, 2013, 22:29 PM IST

India accounts for one third of the world poor: World Bank

The report said that 1.2 billion people still living in extreme poverty across the world.

Apr 18, 2013, 10:44 AM IST

WB to send new India strategy to its board: Kim

Praising India's efforts to eliminate poverty, Kim said, "India's contribution to ending global poverty could be staggering. In the last five years, roughly 50 million people have been lifted out of poverty in India."

Apr 02, 2013, 21:08 PM IST

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.

Nov 29, 2012, 16:22 PM IST

Poor health pushing 39 mn Indians to poverty every year: Azad

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday said 39 million Indians are pushed to poverty because of ill health every year and around 30 percent in rural India did not go for any treatment due to financial constraints, as per a WHO report.

Oct 05, 2012, 00:29 AM IST

Poverty declines to 26% in 2011-12, says Montek

Poverty in the country has come down to 26 percent as per the latest data of household expenditure prepared by the NSSO for 2011-12, the Planning Commission said today.

Aug 03, 2012, 19:20 PM IST

Govt for forming group to revisit methods for counting poor

Amid variation in estimates of poverty in the country, the government has decided to set up an expert group to revisit the methodology of ascertaining the number of poors.

Apr 27, 2012, 00:26 AM IST