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Govt's poverty alleviation strategy yielding results: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 20:02

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?

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 20:15

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

Ending poverty or removing poor?

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 20:15

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 19:24

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

Poverty nos: World Bank says no plan to trim lending to India

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 22:51

The World Bank will not reduce its financial assistance at the moment to India for poverty alleviation measures because official data has shown the number of poor people has declined.

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

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 20:55

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

Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 12:42

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011, 10:21

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.''