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100 million more Indians defined as poor: Reports

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 18:11

The poverty line is used to help determine government welfare benefit entitlements.

Need to restructure Centrally Sponsored Schemes: PM

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 10:43

Manmohan Singh further said there is a need to restructure Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CCS) to minimise micro-management by the Centre.

India to have third-largest GDP by 2030: Montek

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 22:28

India will become the third-biggest economy in the world by 2030, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday.

Montek pitches for more Free Trade Agreements

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 19:58

Coming out in favour of free trade pacts, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Wednesday said that India "clearly and unambiguously" needs to ink more such agreements.

Worst over for economy, 2nd half to be better: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 21:37

Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday said the worst is probably over for the economy and the performance would be better in the second half of this fiscal.

Current Account Deficit to fall below 3.8% this fiscal: Montek

Last Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013, 12:21

Current Account Deficit is likely to be lower than the projection of 3.8 percent of the GDP and India will be in a better position to neutralise the impact of the tapering of monetary stimulus by the US Fed, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

Lowering of growth estimate is normal, even IMF does: Montek

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 22:38

Unfazed by frequent lowering of growth projections by different official agencies, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Tuesday said even multilateral agencies like IMF do that.

Can`t understand Planning Commission`s poverty criteria: Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 08:58

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh recommended that malnourishment and anaemia could be fixed as criteria for measuring poverty.

Growth in 2013-14 likely to be better than last year: Montek

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 22:52

Economic growth in 2013-14 is likely to be better than last year's 5 percent, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Monday.

Plan panel may cut 12th Plan growth target to 7% from 8%

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 11:37

According to sources, the Commission has already started the process of mid-term review of the 12th Five Year Plan.

Plan Comm expects CAD to ease in 2013-14

Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2013, 16:17

The Planning Commission on Friday said it is expecting the Current Account Deficit (CAD) to ease in the current fiscal with moderation in demand for gold.

Plan panel, CII to launch network to remove bottlenecks

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 19:48

To identify and remove bottlenecks in the way of economic expansion, the Planning Commission will launch jointly with India@75 foundation an initiative - India Backbone Implementation Network (IBIN) - on April 19.