Poverty line debate: Is a monthly income of Rs 6000 enough to sustain a family of 5?

Rupashree Nanda, CNN-IBN | Jul 29, 2013 at 11:07pm


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 Abdul Rezack of Nizam Basti in Delhi as he struggles to keep his family afloat.