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30% of India is poor, says Rangarajan panel's new poverty line formula

Jul 07, 2014

30% of India is poor, says Rangarajan panel's new poverty line formula

A panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan has dismissed the Tendulkar Committee report on estimating poverty and said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 per cent of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor. #Tendulkar Committee #Poverty line #Rangarajan Panel
Target to upgrade 70 crore people to middle class: Rahul

Jan 30, 2014

Target to upgrade 70 crore people to middle class: Rahul

Reaching out to the strata between BPL and middle class, Rahul Gandhi today said Congress will focus on giving these 70 crore people a better life and basic social security #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #MIddle Class #Below Poverty Line #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Cong will focus on people between BPL and middle class: Rahul

Jan 29, 2014

Cong will focus on people between BPL and middle class: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi today said after the coming Lok Sabha elections, the party will focus on the uplift of those who fall between below poverty line category and the middle class. #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #BPL #Poverty line #Economic policies #pro=poor policies

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Cong will focus on people between BPL and middle class: Rahul

Aug 04, 2014

Business, Ebola discussed at US-Africa summit

(AP) -- The Obama administration sought Monday to strengthen ties with Africa at an unprecedented summit with dozens of African leaders, grappling with issues such as investment, poverty, terrorism, corruption and deadly diseases. Nearly 50 African h... #West Africa #China #India #Barack Obama #John Kerry #Africa #Ford Motor Company #Ethiopia #Sierra Leone #Liberia #Jacob Zuma
Cong will focus on people between BPL and middle class: Rahul

Aug 18, 2014

Here's a Quick, Smart Way Obama Could Raise Worker Wages

Hundreds of federal contractors went on strike Tuesday -- walking off the job at Smithsonian museums and other government buildings, and demanding that President Obama issue a "good jobs" executive order to improve their working conditions and pay. T... #George W. Bush #Barack Obama #BP plc #Booz Allen Hamilton
Cong will focus on people between BPL and middle class: Rahul

Jul 28, 2014

Free school lunch income guidelines increase, see if your family qualifies

Eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches is based on how much a family brings in annually, and is indexed to the federal poverty lin... #George W. Bush #Barack Obama #BP plc #Booz Allen Hamilton