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Poverty decline rate doubled during UPA regime: Montek

As per the data released by the Planning Commission, the rate of poverty reduction between 2004-05 to 2009-10 was 1.5 percent every year whereas it stood at an annual rate of 0.74 percent between 1993-94 to 2004-05.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday said the committee would be announced shortly.

Plan panel to set up expert group on poverty in April

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.

Montek in eye of storm over Plan panel's poverty estimates

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia was in the eye of a storm in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over the fresh poverty estimates pegging poverty line at Rs 28.65 per capita daily consumption in cities.