Planning Commission

  • Uma Bharti promises separate Bundelkhand to voters in Jhansi 10-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has promised voters here a separate Bundelkhand state within three years, if her party is voted to power at the Centre. "I am always in favour of separate Bundelkhand state. If my party is voted to power, I will ensure that Bundelkhand is made separate...
  • Harish Rawat seeks green bonus from Planning Commission 12-02-2014 08:14 PM

    Citing the state's large forest cover, the Uttarakhand government has sought Rs 2,000 crore per annum as 'Green bonus' from the 14th Planning Commission. The demand was made by Chief Minister Harish Rawat at a meeting with a visiting Planning Commission team headed by Dr YV Reddy at the secretariat...
  • 15,800 more MBBS seats to be created in country: Ghulam Nabi Azad 07-02-2014 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: With the availability of doctors being a dismal 0.5 for every 1,000 persons in the country, the Centre has proposed to create an additional 15,800 MBBS seats, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. "The current doctor-population ratio in the country is approximately 1:1,700, yielding a density of 0.5...
  • SC begins final hearing on constitutional validity of Aadhaar 04-02-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday began the final hearing on the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar card with those opposing the mega project saying it was not backed by any statute and compromises with national security. Further, a three-judge bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan was...
  • PM directs Planning Commission to set up development committee for Northeast 20-01-2014 05:03 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday directed the Planning Commission to set up a committee with representatives from northeastern states to monitor and improve coordination for infrastructure development in the region as he reviewed its status in New Delhi. At the meeting with chief ministers of the northeastern states, Singh...
  • 'Modi's comparison between Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand based on Planning Commission data' 02-01-2014 12:08 PM

    Chhattisgarh Rural Development Minister Ajay Chandrakar on Wednesday rubbished a news report which claimed that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi "derided" Jharkhand while drawing a comparison with Chhattisgarh on parameters of development and poverty. "The Planning Commission's data reflects true picture which shows Chhattisgarh ahead of Jharkhand and substantiates...
  • China to triple compensation for parents losing only child 26-12-2013 05:02 PM

    China is to more than triple the amount of compensation that some parents get if their only child dies, the health and family planning agency said on Thursday, in the latest sign of a more lenient stand on an uncompromising population policy. China's childless parents are emblematic of the problems...
  • Planning Commission preparing model accord for mine developers 17-12-2013 04:45 PM

    The Planning Commission is preparing a model concession agreement for state-owned Coal India (CIL) to engage mine developer cum operators (MDOs), Parliament was informed on Tuesday. "The Planning Commission in consultation with all the stakeholders, including Ministry of Coal and Coal India Ltd, is in the process of finalising a...
  • Three projects that may boost tourism in Jharkhand 05-11-2013 12:28 PM

    Jharkhand is set to unveil three projects, including a foodcraft institute in the temple town of Deogarh, to attract tourists to the state. A luxury hotel and a foodcraft institute in the temple town of Deoghar and a rural development project in East Singhbhum district would boost the tourism sector...
  • Economy to see turnaround in coming quarters, asserts Montek Singh Ahluwalia 09-10-2013 03:23 PM

    India's GDP will see a turnaround in the coming quarters on account of various steps taken by the government to spur growth as well as good agricultural production, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Wednesday. "Taking all these things together, I expect to see recovery in the...
  • India may extend visa on arrival facility for 40 more countries 07-10-2013 11:48 AM

    India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings. The Planning Commission has called a...
  • Planning Commission to hold twitter conference on Gandhi Jayanti 02-10-2013 12:23 AM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission will hold a twitter conference to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 144th birth anniversary on Wednesday. Sam Pitroda, Chairman National Innovation Council and the Adviser to Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure to Improve Governance ~~amp;amp; Public Services...
  • Montek meets Arunachal CM to review status of power projects 13-09-2013 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Friday met Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki to discuss the issues related with hydro power projects in the state. "We are reviewing number of issues. We are very concerned, we want to help Arunachal Pradesh utilise its hydro potential. There...
  • Govt has not drawn any red line on rupee value, says Montek 25-08-2013 07:29 PM

    In the backdrop of the declining value of India's currency, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Sunday said the government has not drawn any red line on the rupee, which he felt has over depreciated. "I don't believe that either the government or the RBI have taken a...
  • Planning Commission approves Rs 25,250 cr for Chhattisgarh 31-07-2013 09:56 PM

    The Planning Commission on Wednesdayapproved Rs 25,250 crore for Chhattisgarh for 2013-14, up 7.5per cent from a year ago.The annual plan outlay for the state was discussed in New Delhiat a meeting between Planning Commission Deputy ChairmanMontek Singh Ahluwalia and Chief Minister of ChhattisgarhRaman Singh. "The plan size has been...
  • 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 status check: Can a family of 5 live on Rs 6,000 a month? 30-07-2013 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: As politicians reduce the poverty line debate to a farce, CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda spent a day with a family of five to do a status check. She checked whether it was actually possible to live on Rs 6,000 per month. The Planning Commission says that any individual who...
  • 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...
  • Government ready to revise the poverty line figure: Montek 29-07-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Amid mounting criticism of poverty reduction estimates by the Planning Commission, the panel's Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Monday said that the poverty line decided by Tendulkar Committee was being relooked at. Ahluwalia said Rangarajan Committee, which was formed to give its report on poverty, will take...
  • 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...
  • Junglistan's poverty line: Meal for Rs 12 is possible

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    Panchayat elections are almost a year away but already Junglistan is talking about them. Every day begins with a cup of chaya at Ittooppu's tea...

  • Congress leaders slam Planning Commission on poverty figures 27-07-2013 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leaders have joined the debate to slam the Planning Commission on poverty figures and questioned the commission's method of defining the poverty. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh took on to Twitter to express his dissent and said he failed to understand the commission's criteria for fixing the...
  • Kapil Sibal criticises Planning Commission's definition of poverty 27-07-2013 02:50 AM

    Challenging the method used by the Planning Commission to calculate poverty, Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said a family of five could not live on Rs 5,000 a month. "If the Planning Commission said those who live above Rs 5,000 a month are not at poverty...
  • Raj Babbar regrets Rs 12 remark, MPs face flak for meal cost claims 26-07-2013 02:06 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Raj Babbar has expressed regret over his Rs 12 comment, saying that he was only referring to the Below Poverty Line families. He had earlier claimed that it was easy to get a full meal for Rs 12 even in Mumbai. The Congress, meanwhile, has distanced...
  • 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...
  • Planning Commission data a conspiracy to deprive poor: BJP 24-07-2013 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday said that the Planning Commission data showing a fall in the number of people living below the poverty line was a "conspiracy" to deprive the poor of the benefits of government schemes and challenged Congress leaders to show how a person could survive on Rs...
  • BJP rejects Planning Commission's poverty ratio claim 24-07-2013 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday slammed the UPA government's claim that India's poverty ratio has declined to 21.9 per cent in 2011-12 from 37.2 per cent in 2004-2005. The BJP accused the government of lowering the bar on the definition of poverty and attempting to mislead the...
  • Poverty ratio declines to 21.9 per cent in the country in 2011-12 23-07-2013 05:41 PM

    New Delhi: Poverty ratio in the country has declined from 37.2 per cent in 2004-05 to 21.9 per cent in 2011-12 on account of increase in per capita consumption, the Planning Commission said. According to the Commission, in 2011-12 for rural areas, the national poverty line by using the Tendulkar...