India to link caste, religion to poverty survey

For the first time, India aims to combine a survey of the population living below the poverty line with information about caste and religion, providing hard data to support or undermine the widely held perception that for many Indians, social background....
Posted Date: 29-05-2015 | Category

Poverty, Women and Children

Unfortunately, women are the victims of poverty. The reason behind it is that, most women are not direct earners. The dwellers in poverty-stricken areas do not have adequate sewerage system. Safe water is scarce. Many people spend nights in a single room ....
Posted Date: 29-05-2015 | Category

New Government of India data adds 32m to India’s poor

New Delhi, July 29, 2013: A new government study has found that nearly one out of three people in India’s villages — or about 32% of rural population — lives in abject poverty with income barely enough to buy even basic essentials. The figure is con....
Posted Date: 29-07-2013 | Category

Poverty Estimates for 2011-2012

New Delhi, July 23, 2013: The Planning Commission has periodically estimated poverty lines and poverty ratios for each of the years for which Large Sample Surveys on Household Consumer Expenditure have been conducted by the National Sample Survey Office....
Posted Date: 23-07-2013 | Category

NSSO Survey reveals poor barely survive on Rs. 17 a day

New Delhi, June 21, 2013: While the urban rich thrive on Rs. 343 a day and rural rich on about Rs. 150, in sharp contrast the poorest of poor in the country barely survive on Rs. 23 a day in cities and Rs. 17 per day in villages , as per the latest data ....
Posted Date: 21-06-2013 | Category