Poverty alleviation

Congress MCD manifesto promises poverty alleviation, lower house tax

The Congress on Monday released first of its MCD poll manifestos, promising to set up an urban poverty alleviation department, cut down house tax, provide unemployment allowance and regularise sanitation workers.

Apr 17, 2017, 21:12 PM IST

China to lift 2.49 million people out of poverty in 2016

China will relocate 2.49 million people from rural areas this year as part of efforts to fulfill on the government's target of lifting over 70 million people out of poverty by 2020.

Apr 15, 2016, 19:47 PM IST
India to push poverty alleviation agenda at G20: Arvind Panagariya

India to push poverty alleviation agenda at G20: Arvind Panagariya

India will push for poverty alleviation and sustainable development besides trade and investment at the G20 forum, according to NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya.

Jan 14, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

NITI Aayog: States to set up task forces on poverty alleviation, says FM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the first meet of the NITI Aayog today, in which he said growth, investment and efficiency were the priority areas of the government.

Feb 08, 2015, 15:10 PM IST

Create more jobs in non-farm sector to address poverty: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said more jobs need to be created in non-farm sector as employment creation is the most potent tool for bringing down poverty.

Nov 03, 2014, 15:10 PM IST

Myanmar, ADB to cooperate in poverty alleviation, HIV control

The Myanmar government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will cooperate in poverty alleviation and expand HIV/AIDS control services to vulnerable groups in Myanmar`s remote areas, official media reported Tuesday.

Feb 18, 2014, 21:09 PM IST

World Bank seeks to halve extreme poverty by 2020

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Wednesday the global development lender must work to halve extreme poverty in the next seven years if it is to reach a more ambitious target set for 2030.

Oct 10, 2013, 10:44 AM IST

67 mn rural poor uplifted from poverty in last decade: China

Claiming major success in poverty alleviation efforts, China today said 67.34 million rural people, more than the population of France, were lifted from poverty in the last decade bringing down the percentage of rural poverty from 10.2 to 2.8 per cent.

Nov 16, 2011, 15:08 PM IST

Poverty alleviation, generating jobs key to prosperity: BJP

Blaming the government`s "wrong economic policies" for the farmers` suicide in the country, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the administration should lay emphasis on socio-economic development and employment generation.

Mar 05, 2010, 23:57 PM IST