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PM to discuss poverty line cap with panel on Thursday

Press Trust of India
Nov 23, 2011 at 11:04pm IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting on Thursday to discuss the issue of poverty line cap fixed by the Planning Commission which sparked an outcry from various quarters.

Singh will discuss the issue with Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and other members of the panel on Thursday, sources said.

Planning Commission's affidavit in the Supreme Court that fixed poverty line at Rs 32 per capita per day in urban area and Rs 26 in rural area had sparked criticism from various quarters, with many urging the panel to give it a relook.

PM to discuss poverty line cap with panel

The PM has called the meeting to discuss the issue of poverty line cap fixed by the Planning Commission.

Planning Commission had later distanced itself from the Rs 32 poverty line yardstick presented to the Supreme Court saying that it was based on the report of Tendulkar Committee.

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