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About 30% people were below poverty line in 2009-10: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 17:32

About 30 percent of people in India were below the poverty line in 2009-10 that was based on the monthly per capita consumption expenditure (MPCE) of Rs 673 for rural areas and Rs 860 for urban areas, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Proposed free mobile phones to BPL people a poll gimmick: BJP

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 08, 2012, 23:47

BJP termed it an "election gimmick" aimed at diverting the attention of people from key issues confronting the nation.