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Rangarajan panel report on poverty attacked by parties

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:09

The Rangarajan Committee, which has suggested a new benchmark for describing poverty, Monday came under sharp attack from political parties, which said it amounted to "mocking at the poor" and makes neither "common sense" nor "economic sense".

Rangarajan defends poverty estimates; says meet global norms

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 20:06

Defending his calculation that three out of 10 in India are poor, former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan Monday said poverty numbers provided by him are not conservative estimates and they are at par with global standards.

Rangarajan panel submits report on poverty to PlanComm

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:31

Former PMEAC chief C Rangarajan has submitted the report on Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty to Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh.

PMEAC head Rangarajan tenders resignation to PM

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 16:41

"He (Rangarajan) has tendered his resignation. He will be here this month," an official spokesperson of the PMEAC said on Monday.

PMEAC Chairman Rangarajan likely to resign Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:46

Chairman of the Prime Minister's economic advisory council C Rangarajan will hand over his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday.

PlanComm, PMEAC members to put in papers saturday

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 18:19

Members of the Planning Commission and Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) are expected to submit their resignation on Saturday.

Gas price: New govt may have fresh look at Rangarajan formula

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 13:47

The Rangarajan formula that doubles natural gas prices may not be implemented in totality as the new government is likely to fix infirmities in the formulation before accepting it.

Economy can grow faster if investments are executed: Rangarajan

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:29

India`s economy could grow at an annual rate of as much as 7 percent if large-scale investment projects are implemented quickly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s economic adviser said on Wednesday.

CAD to come down to 2% of GDP this fiscal: Rangarajan

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 13:55

India's Current Account Deficit (CAD) is expected to be around two percent of GDP during the current fiscal on the back of slackening imports and increased shipments, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan has said.

'Growth rate has bottomed out; may be revised upwards for FY14'

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 11:24

Decline in growth rate has bottomed out and there is a probability that the GDP estimate for 2013-14 may be revised upwards, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Chairman (PMEAC) C Rangarajan said on Friday.

More effort needed to reduce govt subsidies: PMEAC

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 16:38

Rangarajan also said that India will be able to contain the fiscal deficit at 4.8 percent for which higher growth is a must so as to increase government revenues.

Inflation may ease to 6.5% in December: Rangarajan

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 16:56

A fall in vegetable prices is likely to ease headline inflation and retail inflation to 6.5 percent and 9.20 percent respectively in December, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan said on Saturday.