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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:41

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 29, 2013, 19:40

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.

Plan panel remained in news for wrong reasons in 2012

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 13:02

It all began in March with the Planning Commission coming out with poverty numbers based on the Tendulkar Committee methodology which raised many eyebrows and drew flak from all corners.

Ramesh attacks MPs questioning definition of poor

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 23:10

Rural Development minister took a dig at MPs who criticized the methodology adopted by the Tendulkar Committee for redefining the term poor.

Ramesh attacks MPs questioning plan panel`s definition of poor

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 17:37

Jairam Ramesh said members raising the issue were probably only aware of Sachin Tendulkar, not Suresh Tendulkar.