Poverty norm

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.

Apr 07, 2012, 18:20 PM IST

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

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

Apr 07, 2012, 17:17 PM IST

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.

Mar 25, 2012, 19:46 PM IST

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.

Mar 21, 2012, 13:50 PM IST