Indian poverty

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.

Oct 16, 2012, 20:02 PM IST

Ending poverty or removing poor?

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

Mar 24, 2012, 20:15 PM IST

Ending poverty or removing poor?

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

Mar 24, 2012, 20:15 PM IST

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.

Mar 24, 2012, 19:24 PM IST

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.

Mar 19, 2012, 20:55 PM IST

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.

Jan 16, 2012, 12:42 PM IST

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.''

Jul 18, 2011, 10:21 AM IST

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