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Poorest of poor in Indian villages survive on Rs 17 a day: Survey

Jun 20, 2013

Poorest of poor in Indian villages survive on Rs 17 a day: Survey

According to the data, which relates to 2011-12 (July-June), five per cent population on the bottom rung had an average monthly per capita expenditure (MCPE) of Rs 521.44 in rural areas and Rs 700.50 in urban areas. #India #Poverty #National Sample Survey Office #urban poor #Rural poor
Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Dec 19, 2012

Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Taking cues from its Ghar Nu Ghar affordable housing scheme for women in Gujarat that saw nearly 28 lakh women sign up, is now cashing in on the need for affordable housing in the run-up to the general elections in 2014. #HowThisWorks #Low-Cost Housing #Ajay Maken #Housing #urban poor

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Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Aug 16, 2014

Five Things China Hasn't Changed In Five Years

We go on about changing China. The economy grew at nearly 10 percent for 15 years and now it’s in the sevens. People are getting wealthier, raising consumption potential in secondary cities. Prices are going up accordingly – a chili-boiled fish in a ...
Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Aug 27, 2014

Buses are the future of urban transport. No, really

Why do many urbanists think the lowly bus emblem of all that is slow, stigmatised and wasteful is the key to city transit ... and that Latin America is the only place doing it right? Buses! Buses! Buses! Buses! thundered the tall man, rapping the caf... #Latin America #Rio de Janeiro #Colombia #Ecuador #Brazil
Poll doles pouring: Now a makaan plan from Maken

Aug 21, 2014

Obama knows that passion and modern politics dont mix

The president was meant to restore romance to political rhetoric, but he is constrained by forces outside his control Street protests and urban riots pose special challenges to modern politicians. All rulers stand for order. Their natural reaction, f... #Paris #Barack Obama #Missouri #Margaret Thatcher #Napoleon Bonaparte #United States