China vows to lift remaining 70 million above poverty line by 2020

China's top leadership has pledged resolute measures to lift the remaining 70 million poor people above poverty line by 2020 which amounted a million a month.

One million Nepalis slip below poverty line due to earthquakes

Nearly one million people have slipped below poverty line in Nepal due to two powerful earthquakes that left about 9,000 people dead and a trail of destruction across the country.

Earthquake pushed 1 million Nepalis below poverty line: Report

A national crisis caused by the April 25 earthquake and its aftermath has pushed an estimated one million people below poverty line, a Nepal government report has revealed.

International conference on climate change kicks off in Kathmandu

An international conference on "mountain people adapting to change" kicked off in Kathmandu Sunday, aiming at providing a platform to discuss best ways to help mountain communities to deal with adverse impacts of climate change.

Poverty cannot be abolished,remove core problems: Meghnad Desai

Arguing that "poverty cannot be abolished", eminent India-born British economist, author and Labour Party politician Lord Meghnad Desai today said the better approach will be to concentrate on the core problems of poverty and try to remove them.

Nobody in Goa is below the poverty line, says state minister

Civil supply minister Dayanand Mandrekar on Monday raised eye brows in the legislative assembly with his claim that no resident of Goa fell in `below the poverty line` category.

Consider financial background before setting poverty line: Digvijay Singh

Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Monday that the poverty line should be based on the financial background of a person.

GPS to be used to track trucks carrying PDS foodgrains

Delhi government will track the trucks carrying foodgrains with the help of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices to curb the menace of diversion of rations meant for lakhs of families which are below the poverty line.

Decline in below poverty line population: Govt

Government on Wednesday said there is a noticeable decline in below poverty line population in the country between 2004 and 2012.

Number of poor down to 27 cr in 2011-12: Govt

The number of poor in the country declined to 27 crore in 2011-12, from 40.74 crore in 2004-05, Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said Wednesday.

Poverty figure: Montek admits flaws in assessing method

Planning Panel’s Deputy Chief, Montek Singh Ahluwalia said that a second look can be given to India’s poverty figures based on the Tendulkar Committee.

‘Haryana govt helping women living below poverty line’

An amount of Rs 66.22 crore was used under the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Viwah Shagun Yojana to facilitate the marriage of 26,501 women living below the poverty line this fiscal, a state minister said on Wednesday.

Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court

SC has said the question of fixing the poverty line was in the domain of expert bodies like the Planning Commission.

Planning Commission revamps 2 toilets at Rs 35L

Planning Commission, which is mired in a controversy over what constitutes the poverty line, has spent a whopping Rs 35 lakh for renovation of two toilets here, an RTI reply has revealed.

Rangarajan to head panel for reviewing poverty line

The Planning Commission on Thursday constituted an expert group headed by C Rangarajan to review the Tendulkar Committee methodology for estimating poverty.

67% of population may get wheat, rice at Rs 2/kg and Rs 3/kg

Sixty-seven per cent of country's 1.2 billion populations, irrespective of their being below or above poverty line, may become eligible for 5 kg of wheat and rice at Rs 3 and Rs 2, respectively as the government is thinking of making some changes in this regard in Food Bill.

Controversy over poverty line "overdone": WB Prez

Lauding India for managing to reduce poverty, WB Prez Robert Zoellick said that controversy over poverty line of daily consumption was overdone.

Controversy over poverty line "overdone", says WB President

Lauding India for managing to reduce poverty, World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Friday said that controversy over poverty line of Rs 28.65 daily consumption was "overdone".

Plan panel to set up expert group on poverty in April

Under pressure to review its controversial poverty line of Rs 28.65 daily consumption, the Planning Commission is likely to complete by next month the formation of a technical group to revisit the methodology used to arrive at the figure.

Plan panel uses best methodology to conduct surveys: Ramesh

Joining the debate on controversial poverty line issue, Rural Development Jairam Ramesh has said the surveys being conducted by the Planning Commission use the best available methodology which is refined all the time.