January 19, 2021 7:14 pm
Growth can alleviate poverty but its definition needs to expand to make any tangible difference on the ground.
June 07, 2016 12:12 am
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh continue to lag behind the rest of the country in income and growth. Despite the success of these states on a few important fronts, where you live still determines how well you live.
October 07, 2015 1:24 am
The recently-released India Rural Development Report, which is endorsed by the government, says 7% of the rural population is ‘very poor’; villages in eastern Indian states are the worst affected.
October 06, 2015 4:12 am
Under the URP, used in the National Sample Surveys since the 1950s, data is collected on the “30-day recall for consumption of both food and nonfood items to measure expenditures”.
June 20, 2012 8:38 pm
CEO of world's largest steel-maker L N Mittal has slammed the Indian govt for policy inaction.
May 03, 2012 5:53 pm
Survey also points out that 10% of population at the lowest rung in rural areas live on Rs 15 a day.
December 26, 2011 6:59 pm
The Gandhi dynasty that has ruled India for most of the 64 years since independence has kept the world's largest democracy in poverty,leaders of a protest movement said on Monday as they prepared renewed rallies to target the government on corruption.