Below Poverty Line

  • Maharashtra: Girls above 18 years in BPL families to get Rs 1 lakh for education 29-08-2013 01:04 PM

    The Maharashtra government will soon table an insurance scheme under which the girl child, born in below poverty line families, will get Rs 1 lakh for education on turning 18. Mooted by Women and Child Development Ministry, the scheme --Sukanya-- would be tabled in the cabinet meet, scheduled on Friday....
  • Between the 'Illfare' State and the Deep Sea 27-08-2013 02:35 PM

    Bibek Debroy Profile: Bibek Debroy is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He is an economist and has worked in universities, institutes, industry bodies and for the government. He has authored several books and articles, with an interest in trade, education, health, law and governance. Welfare state is...
  • Status check: A Mumbai slum family earning Rs 7,000 a month not BPL? 31-07-2013 11:11 AM

    Mumbai: After being reduced to a farce by politicians, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia admitted that poverty figures are at an all time low. CNN-IBN's Smitha Nair tried to find out if it is possible to survive in a Mumbai slum for close to Rs 7,000 a month....
  • Poverty line debate: Is a monthly income of Rs 6000 enough to sustain a family of 5? 29-07-2013 11:07 PM

    The Planning Commission says any individual who can spend more than Rs 33 a day is above poverty line. It says this amount is adequate to meet expenditure for food, health and education. But is the estimate far away from the realities on the ground? CNN-IBN tracks the family of...
  • Poverty measured on basis of calorie intake is flawed: Rupashree Nanda 29-07-2013 05:21 PM

    People with per capita consumption of Rs 33 in urban India and Rs 28 in rural India are held as above poverty line in India. Is the current measure of poverty line a joke? CNN-IBN's special correspondent Rupashree Nanda joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I...
  • Can one get a meal for Rs 5? Not in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata 26-07-2013 01:50 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress leaders claimed that one can get a complete meal at Re 1, Rs 5, Rs 12 and Rs 15, CNN-IBN did a ground check which shows that the politicians not related by the ground reality. Mumbaikars have slammed Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar, who had...
  • Re 1 enough to fill your stomach, it depends on what you eat: Farooq 26-07-2013 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: The war of words between the government and Opposition over poverty figures continues with more startling statements being made. After Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar's Rs 12 claim, now Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has courted controversy by saying that one can have a full meal for just Re 1...
  • Mumbaikars' answer to Raj Babbar: A meal cost Rs 12, twenty years back 26-07-2013 08:22 AM

    Mumbai: A day after Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar claimed that he can get a complete meal in Mumbai for Rs 12, CNN-IBN did a ground check which shows that it's just another bogus comment by a politician. Mumbaikars have slammed Babbar for his comment and said that the claim is...
  • Failure to pass Food Bill is unfortunate: Amartya Sen 04-05-2013 08:58 PM

    Greater Noida: Noble laureate Amratya Sen on Saturday said it is unfortunate that government has not been able to push through the Food Security Bill that sought to provide subsidised foodgrains to people below poverty line. "It is unfortunate that we are not able to pass the Food Security Bill...
  • 'Only 26.7 per cent below poverty line by 2015' 29-04-2013 02:35 PM

    Bangkok: India on Monday said that with continuous and concerted efforts, people living below poverty line will be down to 26.7 per cent by 2015, but improving sanitation facilities in the country still remains a challenge. The visiting Minister of State for Commerce and Industry of India, Dr Dagubatti Purandeswari...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Can an individual live on Rs 32 a day in urban India?

    onight at 10 pm, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether an individual can live on Rs 32 a day in urban India? ...
  • 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)...
  • Form panel to identify BPL beneficiaries: Nitish 16-09-2011 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has suggested the formation of a separate and independent commission to identify Below Poverty Line (BPL) beneficiaries under the proposed food security law. He said the Commission should work independently like the Election Commission, which would help both the state and Central Governments...
  • Kerala to offer rice for all at Rs 2 per kilo 22-02-2011 11:57 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Front government in Kerala is set to announce an ambitious programme where rice for all would be offered at Rs 2 per kg, according to state Finance Minister Thomas Issac. Currently rice for Rs 2 is available to only those who are listed in the below poverty...
  • This mantri lives below poverty line 13-11-2006 12:16 PM

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