NATIONAL SAMPLE SURVEY

  • Need to break back of inflation: Raghuram Rajan September 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said there was a need to "break the back" of inflation which remains high and controlling it would make the apex bank's position more comfortable. "The real problem is inflation that is persistent. We have been emphasising again and again in order to break...
  • Chhattisgarh seeks special status at prebudget meet June 10, 2014

    Chhattisgarh on Monday reiterated its demand for a 'special category' status for the state at a prebudget meeting of state finance ministers with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. Chhattisgarh Commerce and Tax minister Amar Agrawal, who read the state finance minister's speech, said the Planning Commission in its...
  • Poorest of poor survives on Rs 17 a day in villages: Survey June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office on Thursday. According to the data, which relates to 201112 (JulyJune), five per cent population...
  • Internet revolution bypasses rural India: Survey May 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Internet revolution has bypassed rural India with less than half a per cent of families having the facility at home as against 6 per cent in cities, reveals a government survey. "At all India level only about 0.4 per cent of rural households had access to Internet at home...
  • Earn Rs 32 a day? Not poor enough September 21, 2011

    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)...
  • Not just illness, costly medicines kill too January 5, 2008

    New Delhi:...
  • Most Indians can't afford healthcare September 18, 2006

    New Delhi: Rahul Buddhiraja is a kidney transplant patient and for him, life has been a battle. The transplant operation cost him his bunglow and his job. And it's not over yet as the treatment is a lifelong one. "I am facing so much hardship just to save my life...