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Why India cannot count its own beggars yet

12 July 2012 1:35 AM GMT
The ministry of social justice and empowerment is unhappy with the information provided by the states on the figures indicating the number of beggars...

Plan panel eyes 10% reduction in poverty

7 July 2012 2:54 AM GMT
The Planning Commission is proposing a target of reducing poverty by 10 per cent to less than 20 per cent of the population by 2017 – the terminal...

Forest dwellers out of BPL list

19 Jun 2012 2:59 AM GMT
A large number of tribal families living in forests have not been included in the BPL list and a concerned Centre on Monday asked the states to...

Defining the poor

26 May 2012 2:44 AM GMT
That the Planning Commission has decided to review the existing methodology to determine the number of poor in the country is a wise move. The...

Rangarajan to head poverty line panel

25 May 2012 6:24 AM GMT
After facing flak for fixing poverty line at Rs 28.65 per capita daily consumption in cities, the Planning Commission on Thursday constituted an...

Labour movement at crossroads

7 May 2012 3:16 AM GMT
The labour movement in India is at a crossroads. This became obvious when 11 Central Trade Union Organisations met on 26 April in the INTUC Delhi...

Less than Rs 35 a day for India's poor

4 May 2012 4:18 AM GMT
A government survey on income and expenditure revealed that about 60 per cent of India's rural population lives on less than Rs 35 a day. Urban...

10,000 crore reasons to be poor

3 May 2012 4:17 AM GMT
In its first avatar, the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government felt that it had introduced a game changer in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural...
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