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Poverty decline rate doubled during UPA regime: Montek

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 18:20

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

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 17:17

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

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 19:46

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 13:50

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.