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Why inflation numbers do not make sense for India's poor

Jun 18, 2016

Why inflation numbers do not make sense for India's poor

Inflation rate has to be assessed vis a vis the government assessment of poverty based on calorie intake of food #Inflation #World Bank #food prices #Poverty line #CPI #Rangarajan Committee
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
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
Rangarajan panel redraws poverty line at Rs 47 a day in urban areas, Rs 32 in rural areas

Jul 07, 2014

Rangarajan panel redraws poverty line at Rs 47 a day in urban areas, Rs 32 in rural areas

As per the report submitted by Rangarajan to Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh earlier, persons spending below Rs 47 a day in cities would be considered poor, much above the Rs 33-per-day mark suggested by the Suresh Tendulkar Committee. #Planning Commission #Rangarajan #Poverty line #Suresh Tendulkar Committee
Rangarajan panel redraws poverty line at Rs 47 a day in urban areas, Rs 32 in rural areas

Jul 07, 2014

Rangarajan panel redraws poverty line at Rs 47 a day in urban areas, Rs 32 in rural areas

As per the report submitted by Rangarajan to Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh earlier, persons spending below Rs 47 a day in cities would be considered poor, much above the Rs 33-per-day mark suggested by the Suresh Tendulkar Committee. #Planning Commission #Rangarajan #Poverty line #Suresh Tendulkar Committee
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
Poverty line figures: Statistical jugglery or just bad parameters?

Aug 13, 2013

Poverty line figures: Statistical jugglery or just bad parameters?

Is it time to discard the 'absolute poverty' line of the Planning Commission and devise a new one based on social indicators? #Bangladesh #Amartya Sen #PolicyWatch #Poverty line #Jean Dreze #Biraj Patnaik #Planning Commission of India #Tendulkar Poverty Line
Required: A new poverty line that shows 67% of India is poor

Jul 30, 2013

Required: A new poverty line that shows 67% of India is poor

Congress sacrifices Manmohan Singh at the altar of the poverty line/ Needed: A new improved poverty line, which shows 67 percent of the country is poor. #Poverty #InMyOpinion #Planning Commission #Indian Economy #Tendulkar Committee #Poverty line #Food subsidy #Raj Babbar