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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.

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.