Rs 32

  • How realistic is Plan Panel's Rs 32 BPL cap? 05-10-2011 12:26 PM

    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...
  • 70 pc of rural families are hungry in Bihar 05-10-2011 01:33 AM

    Patna: Around seventy per cent of rural households in Bihar are routinely forced to skip meals due to high levels of poverty, a new study has revealed. The study by the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the country's largest welfare scheme,...
  • Poverty line remains at Rs 32, says Montek 04-10-2011 04:53 PM

    New Delhi: Ending confusion over the Below Poverty Line cap, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday made it clear that the definition of poverty line remains at Rs 32 per person per day. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Montek said that they will not withdraw the affidavit and have...
  • No cap on beneficiaries: Has the plan panel succumbed to political pressure?

    In the backdrop of the government removing the Rs 32 BPL cap, tonight at 10 Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts whether the plan...