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'Body will rot till you get money': Delhi hospital refuses to hand over baby's corpse to poor parents

Aug 26, 2015

'Body will rot till you get money': Delhi hospital refuses to hand over baby's corpse to poor parents

Fortis hospital in New Delhi allegedly refused to hand over the body of a deceased infant to BPL parents, demanding Rs 3,500 from them to cover the bill. #India #Medicine #Delhi #NewsTracker #BPL #Fortis #Below Poverty Line #baby #Medical care #hospital #Infant #Vasant Kunj
How much of urban India is poor? Latest estimate puts it at more than one in three persons

Jul 17, 2015

How much of urban India is poor? Latest estimate puts it at more than one in three persons

According to unreleased data from the SECC reported in The Indian Express on Friday, about 35 percent of urban Indian households live below the poverty line. #NewsTracker #Below Poverty Line #Socio Economic Caste Census #Hashim committee
One million people fall below poverty line in Nepal after earthquake

Jun 14, 2015

One million people fall below poverty line in Nepal after earthquake

A national crisis caused by the 25 April earthquake and its aftermath has pushed an estimated one million people below poverty line, a Nepal government report has revealed. #World #NewsTracker #Nepal #Kathmandu #Below Poverty Line #Nepal earthquake #Earthquake Disaster
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
Budget 2015: States have to pitch in to realise PM's dreams of sanitation for all

Mar 02, 2015

Budget 2015: States have to pitch in to realise PM's dreams of sanitation for all

Seven years after Independence, in 1954, the government of India first looked to addressing the issue of toilets in the country. #Sanitation #PM Modi #Bindeshwar Pathak #Swachch bharat #Economy Budget 2015 #Jairam Ganesh #below the poverty line #FM Arun Jaitley
New inflation series with 2012 as base year to be released tomorrow

Feb 11, 2015

New inflation series with 2012 as base year to be released tomorrow

Government will tomorrow release a new series of Consumer Price Index (CPI) with 2012 as base year for computing retail inflation rate. #Inflation #Below Poverty Line #CPI #CSO #Above Poverty Line #Central Statistics Office #Antyodaya Anna Yojanna
Assam to launch health care package for BPL families

Dec 04, 2014

Assam to launch health care package for BPL families

Medicines along with free treatment of BPL families will be facilitated in the private nursing homes and hospitals within the state. #NewsTracker #Health #Assam #Tarun Gogoi #Below Poverty Line #States #Mamta
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