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 49 on food. If we break it up, it works out to Rs 20 on rice, Rs 15 on dal, Rs 8 on cooking fuel, Rs 6 on edible oil and he pays Rs 17 as rent.
If he has to survive on Rs 32, then he will just have to live on the streets and survive on raw rice and dal....more
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