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Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

May 16, 2015

Niti Aayog approach will make more Indians poor - and it's a good thing

Niti Aayog's new approach to poverty will define 484 million Indians as poor as against the Rangarajan estimate of 363 million. Its approach is revolutionary and has implications for the future direction and efficacy of anti-poverty programmes #UPA #Narendra Modi #Planning Commission #NDA #Poverty line #Niti Aayog #C Rangarajan Committee
Poverty can't be ground to keep undertrials in jails: Supreme Court

Apr 24, 2015

Poverty can't be ground to keep undertrials in jails: Supreme Court

Poverty cannot be a ground for keeping a person behind the bars in petty offence cases due to non-furnishing of bail amount, the Supreme today said and asked state legal services authority lawyers to move courts across the country to secure the release. #India #NewsTracker #Poverty #Crime #MHA #State Legal Services Authorities
Panagariya-led panel works on new method to count India's poor

Apr 07, 2015

Panagariya-led panel works on new method to count India's poor

The 14-member task-force will develop a working definition of poverty and prepare a roadmap for itselimination. #Economy #ThisisNext #Poverty #Arvind Panagariya #Suresh Tendulkar Committee #Niti Aayog #TCA Anant
Jaitley says govt committed to ease processes to do business, sees 7.5% GDP this year

Mar 14, 2015

Jaitley says govt committed to ease processes to do business, sees 7.5% GDP this year

He also noted that elimination of poverty is a major challenge and government is working hard on it #GDP #Poverty #Growth #Taxation #Arun Jaitely

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Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting wider

Feb 03, 2014

Bill Gates is wrong, the rich-poor divide is only getting wider

The former Microsoft bosss faith in the system that gave him all the money he now spends to fight inequality is perhaps instinctive. But there is ample evidence now that inequality is inbuilt in the capitalist system. #Economy #ToTheContrary #Poverty #Bill Gates #poor
Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

Nov 26, 2012

Why the UPAs cash transfer scheme will boost poverty

The government in election mode is hurrying what it believes are popular reforms. But by offering to transfer cash to 10 crore families while withdrawing subsidies that support double that population, the UPA may end up scoring a self-goal. #HowThisWorks #UPA #Poverty #Aadhaar #Cash transfers