National Sample Survey

  • Poorest of poor survives on Rs 17 a day in villages: Survey 20-06-2013 05:10 PM

    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 2011-12 (July-June), five per cent...
  • 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)...
  • Not just illness, costly medicines kill too 05-01-2008 08:30 AM

    Dhaka: New Zealand need to improve on consistency as they prepare to take on the might of South Africa in the World Cup quarterfinal here on Friday. Having been the losing semifinalists in five previous editions of the big event, the Kiwis would hope to do better but they have...
  • Most Indians can't afford healthcare 18-09-2006 03:30 PM

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