Poverty

  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Rs 27 vs Rs 32: Who really is an Indian poor? July 7, 2014

    The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Rangarajan report also states...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Rangarajan panel on poverty says 3 out of 10 people in India are poor July 7, 2014

    The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Tendulkar committee report had...
  • Thousands live in incredibly cramped quarters in Hong Kong July 7, 2014

    Tens of thousands of people live in houses no bigger than a large king sized bed in one of the wealthiest cities of the world, Hong Kong. Apart from living in such dismal conditions, these people also have to pay high rents for such places. Families live in apartments as...
  • 'If I were FM, would increase subsidies for poor people' June 29, 2014

    If I were the finance minister, then I would increase the subsidies for the poor people while reducing the subsidies for the richer section of the population. ...
  • State of The Nation: Is bonded labour increasing in India? August 16, 2013

    Today is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State of The Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • State of The Nation: Is malnutrition a bigger problem than hunger? August 14, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week, CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • State of The Nation: Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? August 12, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week CNN-IBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Poverty line debate: Is a monthly income of Rs 6000 enough to sustain a family of 5? July 29, 2013

    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...
  • The Last Word: Sen or Bhagwati - Who has the better solution for tackling the country's poverty? July 29, 2013

    Well-known economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Friday criticised Amartya Sen saying he is the only economist to have hurt India's poor. ...
  • Can one get a meal for Rs 5? CNN-IBN finds out July 26, 2013

    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. ...
  • We are doing everything to check poverty, says Sheila Dikshit July 26, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her government is doing everything possible to check poverty. "Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said her government is doing everything possible to check poverty," she said. ...
  • No meal for Rs 12 in Bangalore, say residents July 26, 2013

    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. ...
  • No meal for Rs 5 in Delhi, Kolkata, say residents July 26, 2013

    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. ...
  • A Rs 5 meal: only in dreams in Patna and Bhopal July 26, 2013

    While the debate over the poverty figures remain galore, CNN Ibn goes in the search of a Rs 5 meal. ...
  • Is the Food Bill economically viable? July 3, 2013

    Despite opposition from key ally, NCP leader and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, the UPA government on Wednesday cleared the Food Security ordinance at a Cabinet meet. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Govt's Rs 28-a-day poverty line March 25, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Trinamool Congress, Railways, Asia Cup, Agent Vinod and much more. ...
  • FTN: Has poverty declined in India? March 21, 2012

    Planning Commission on Monday further reduced poverty line to Rs 28.65 per capita daily consumption in cities and Rs 22.42 in rural areas, scaling down India's poverty ratio to 29.8 per cent in 2009-10. ...
  • Vested political interests want to keep India poor: Montek March 21, 2012

    Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia said he is open to revising the Rs 29 per day cut off for the poverty line. ...
  • Montek defends Govt's Rs 28-a-day poverty line March 20, 2012

    Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday defended the government's new reduced poverty line, drawn at Rs 28 a day. ...
  • FTN: Montek Singh explains the Rs 32 BPL cap October 4, 2011

    Montek Singh Ahluwalia made it clear that the definition of poverty line remains at Rs 32 per person per day. ...
  • FTN: Has plan panel succumbed to political pressure? October 3, 2011

    The Government decided to remove the Rs 32 cap in urban areas for determining the poverty line condition on Monday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 3, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Poverty line controversy: did Montek Singh get it wrong? October 3, 2011

    After facing severe criticism over its Rs 32 cap, Montek said that poor won't be excluded from government programmes. ...
  • Aam aadmi calls the BPL cap a 'cruel joke' October 4, 2011

    People all over the country are upset about the Rs 32 BPL cap set by the Planning Commission and are calling it a cruel joke. ...
  • 17 children die of malnutrition in Mumbai slum December 16, 2010

    India is witnessing a silent malnutrition crisis. 17 kids have been the victims in a single slum locality in Mumbai since April 2010. ...
  • NGOs protest Chennai's anti-begging drive June 21, 2010

    They allege that the officials are arbitrarily picking up people based on their looks. ...
  • CJ: Delhi woman fights for poor patients November 4, 2009

    Citizen Journalist Parveen struggles to ensure that poor patients get treatment at hospitals. All private hospitals in Delhi have reportedly explicit instructions from the courts to treat poor patients for free. ...
  • Poverty measurement gets tied up in numbers October 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Who are the poor? Has poverty increased in the past decade or has it decreased? The government itself seems to be in a bind with two separate committees giving different assessments. But the upshot is that poverty figures have gone up. ...