PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION

  • New group to devise poverty estimates method: PM March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst strong criticism of the Planning Commission pegging the poverty line at Rs 28.65 daily per capita consumption for cities, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said a fresh group has been set up to devise a new method to assess the number of poor in the country. ...
  • 836 million Indians live on less than Rs 20 a day August 29, 2007

    New Delhi: An overwhelming 836 million people in India live on a per capita consumption of less than Rs 20 a day, according to the findings of the Arjun Sengupta report on the Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector. The report is based on government...