Govt's poverty alleviation strategy yielding results: Montek

Government's development strategy has worked well with initial estimates suggesting 2 percent decline in the incidence of poverty during 2011-12, the terminal year of the 11th Five Year Plan, said Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

Ending poverty or removing poor?

Fulfillment of basic needs can play the role of poverty-buster not just jargon of numbers.

Ending poverty or removing poor?

Fulfillment of basic needs can play the role of poverty-buster not just jargon of numbers.

Poverty down, no matter what method is used, says Montek

He also said that Rs 28.65 poverty line would not be linked with the social sector schemes of the government.

10% spike in food rates could push 3 cr Indians into poverty

A ten percent spike in food prices could push 30 millions more people into extreme poverty in India, a report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.

India to launch $1 bn fund to invest in ideas to uplift poor

The fund, India Inclusive Innovation Fund, will invest in sectors such as agriculture, water, energy and healthcare.

Why India can't feed its people, asks Canadian media

In this Year of India in Canada, India is making news in the media here - not for the second highest growth rate in the world but for its "absolute poverty'' and failure to "feed its people.''