BPL Cap

  • Poverty Line: Debate the mechanisms not just the 'line'

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The poverty debate in the country reached a fever pitch ever since the Planning Commission accepted Prof Tendulkar's report which kept the poverty line at...

  • TWTW: Cyrus' take on Advani's padyatra 09-10-2011 12:40 PM

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about BJP leader LK Advani's padyatra, the BPL cap set by the Planning Commission and more. ...
  • How realistic is Plan Panel's Rs 32 BPL cap? 05-10-2011 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission's definition for poor has raised a storm across the country. According to Planning Commission, Rs 32 is the limit after adjusting inflation. But let's check how realistic this limit is. Rickshaw puller Jitender Paswan earns Rs 100 a day. Out of this, he spends Rs...
  • 70 pc of rural families are hungry in Bihar 05-10-2011 01:33 AM

    Patna: Around seventy per cent of rural households in Bihar are routinely forced to skip meals due to high levels of poverty, a new study has revealed. The study by the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the country's largest welfare scheme,...
  • Poverty line remains at Rs 32, says Montek 04-10-2011 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Ending confusion over the Below Poverty Line cap, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday made it clear that the definition of poverty line remains at Rs 32 per person per day. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Montek said that they will not withdraw the affidavit and have...
  • Plan panel backs down, removes Rs 32 BPL cap 03-10-2011 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission has backed down after fixing Rs 32 for urban areas and Rs 26 per day for rural areas as the poverty line in an affidavit in the Supreme Court. The Commission said that the cap will not apply for government schemes for the poor. Now,...
  • No cap on beneficiaries: Has the plan panel succumbed to political pressure?

    In the backdrop of the government removing the Rs 32 BPL cap, tonight at 10 Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the plan...
  • Govt removes Rs 32 BPL cap, to set up new panel 03-10-2011 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Facing severe criticism over its Rs 32 cap in urban areas for determining the poverty line, the Government finally decided to remove the condition on Monday. The decision to remove the Below Poverty Line (BPL) cap came after Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Union Rural...
  • Aam aadmi calls the BPL cap a 'cruel joke' 03-10-2011 01:56 PM

    People all over the country are upset about the Rs 32 BPL cap set by the Planning Commission and are calling it a cruel joke. ...
  • Montek, Jairam reach deal, Rs 32 BPL cap may go 03-10-2011 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: The government is likely to revise the Rs 32 yardstick for poverty on Monday. This development comes after Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh reached an agreement on the issue of the per capita Below Poverty Line (BPL) cap in...
  • Delhiites question the Rs 32 BPL cap 03-10-2011 08:18 AM

    People from Delhi are asking Montek Singh to show them how to live on just Rs 32. ...
  • Plan panel may remove Rs 32 BPL cap 03-10-2011 07:33 AM

    New Delhi: A day after he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Planning Commission Dy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will meet Rural Development Min Jairam Ramesh on Monday on the per capita Below Poverty Line (BPL) cap. This will be the first meeting after the controversial affidavit, which was endorsed by...
  • Rs 32 poverty line cap set to be revised 02-10-2011 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission is set to revise the Below Poverty Line (BPL) figure after the raging controversy over the Rs 32 per capita per day poverty line definition. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Sunday met the Prime Minister for the first time since the controversy...
  • Montek meets PM over Rs 32 BPL cap 02-10-2011 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia met the Prime Minister on Sunday for the first time since the controversy over the Rs 32 poverty line cap erupted. The two leaders are said to have discussed the affidavit, which said that people consuming items worth more than Rs...
  • Rahul forces rethink on Rs 32 poverty line 01-10-2011 07:09 AM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi, tipped by many in the Congress to become the Prime Minister, has sought a fresh look on the Rs 32 yardstick for poverty. Sources said the Planning Commission is now likely to do a rethink on the below poverty line (BPL) yardstick. Sources said the Congress...
  • Plan panel may change Rs 32 affidavit on BPL 30-09-2011 02:47 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Friday indicated that the Planning Commission could change its controversial affidavit on BPL, which had held that people earning more than Rs 25 in rural areas and Rs 32 in urban areas do not come under this category of the poor. "These figures could undergo a...
  • Live on Rs 32 a day: Aruna Roy to Montek 30-09-2011 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: An open letter from the Right to food Campaigners to Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission. September 29th, 2011 Dear Mr Ahluwalia, While you were abroad deliberating on global matters, the Planning Commission filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court claiming that the "poverty line...
  • FTN: Can an individual live on Rs 32 a day in urban India? 21-09-2011 11:57 PM

    The Planning Commission said that the BPL population at present touched by the public distribution service was 35.98 crore. ...
  • Earn Rs 32 a day? Not poor enough 21-09-2011 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the below poverty line (BPL) population in the country is 40.74 crore and the poverty line for the urban and rural areas could be provisionally placed at Rs 965 per capita per month (around Rs 32 per day)...