Keyword Results for   'poverty line'  
Inclusive development helps Sikkim record steepest poverty line fall  Sep 15, 9:41 am
Gangtok, Sept.15 (ANI): Sikkim has done wonders in terms of reducing the number of people below the poverty line.
50 lakh tonnes of foodgrains for Below Poverty Line families approved  Sep 12, 9:23 pm
New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the additional allocation of 50 lakh tonne of foodgrains for the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL prices during the current financial year.
Passage of Food Security Bill essential and important: CII  Aug 27, 1:23 pm
New Delhi, Aug.27 (ANI): Commenting on the passage of Food Security Bill, Kris Gopalakrishnan, President, CII, said in a statement: "In a country like India, food security is extremely important. With a significant section of the population living below the poverty line, government intervention to provide nutritious food is essential".
Modi calls UPA's food security ordinance 'casual', demands meeting of CMs  Aug 13, 9:21 pm
Ahmedabad, Aug. 13 (ANI): Launching a frontal attack on UPA's ambitious Food Security Bill, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday criticized Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for advocating this bill and urged him to immediately call a meeting of all Chief Ministers to rectify and strengthen the benefits of the bill.
BJP slams ruling Congress for deceiving the poor   Aug 4, 6:06 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) accused the ruling Congress party of "deceiving the poor people of the country by making false promises."
' Ridiculous' statements by Congress should be punished, says Ali Anwar  Jul 27, 5:24 pm
Patna, July 27 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar termed the recent string of statements made by Congress spokespersons in regard to the poverty line as "ridiculous", saying that those concerned should be punished.
Number of people lying below poverty line still unknown: Sharad Yadav  Jul 27, 4:39 pm
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday said the number of people lying below the poverty line is still unknown despite various committees being set up for the purpose of assessing the same.
Rajeev Shukla says "Poverty line not fixed by government, but by Tendulkar Committee'   Jul 27, 2:22 pm
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Clarifying the recent controversy on the poverty line figures, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla said here today that the Government has not fixed any poverty line, and it was a report of the Tendulkar Committee put forward by the Planning Commission.
Saying that food is available for Rs.5 is mocking the poor: Nitish Kumar  Jul 26, 2:20 pm
Patna, July 26 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Congress leader Rasheed Masood's statement that 'one can eat well' for Rs 5 in Delhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday that these kind of statements mock the plight of the poor in the country.
Food security not just targeted at the poor, says Raj Babbar  Jul 24, 7:07 pm
New Delhi, July 24(ANI): Congress spokesperson Raj Babbar defended the Food Security Bill here today, saying that it will not only benefit those residing under the poverty line but will also ensure that a large percentage of the urban and rural population will have access to nutrition through the scheme.
CCEA approves allocation of 50 lakh tonnes of foodgrains for BPL families  Jul 17, 8:24 pm
New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved an allocation of 50 lakh tonnes of foodgrains to States/ Union Territories (UTs) during 2013-14 for Below Poverty Line (BPL) families.
Karnataka launches Re one per kg rice scheme for BPL cardholders  Jul 10, 5:09 pm
Bangalore, July 10 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah today launched the much awaited ambitious rice scheme for below poverty line families.
UN panel recommends 'ambitious' roadmap to curb extreme poverty by 2030  May 31, 4:08 pm
Washington, May 31 (ANI): United Nations (UN) has chalked out roadmaps to combat world's major challenges, especially poverty and plans to eradicate extreme poverty in all countries by 2030.
National Health Insurance Scheme could be game changer: Anil Swarup  Feb 19, 7:53 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): Anil Swarup, Director General of Labour Welfare (Ministry of Labour and Employment) on Tuesday said that the Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojana (RSBY) or National Health Insurance Scheme can be a game changer with a promise of access to cashless hospitalisation for over thousand aliments for the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) and unorganised sector workers.
More subsidized grain for Maha Kumbh pilgrims  Dec 26, 4:29 pm
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today approved the allocation of 16200 tonnes of wheat and 9600 tonnes of rice for the pilgrims visiting the Maha Kumbh 2012-13 at Below Poverty Lines (BPL) prices.
BJP complains to EC against Govt.'s cash transfer scheme  Nov 30, 4:09 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 30 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by Lal Krishna Advani met the Election Commission here on Friday to protest against the Congress-led UPA Government's decision to announce the Direct Cash Transfers scheme meant to replace subsidies for below-poverty line (BPL) families as well as other beneficiaries.
Left leaders submit charter of demands to Prime Minister  Aug 4, 1:06 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Leaders from four Left Parties, who have been demanding universalisation of the Public Distribution System and changes in the Food Security Bill including doing away with the 'below poverty line' system, called on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here today and submitted a charter of demands.
CPI-M questions methodology of calculating poverty line  Mar 21, 11:12 am
New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has questioned the present methodology of calculating the poverty line.
Swaminathan defends India's poverty line benchmark   Mar 20, 9:15 pm
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Eminent agriculture scientist M. S. Swaminathan on Tuesday said comprehensive revision of the poverty line was the 'need of the hour'.
Paswan terms revised poverty line to be incorrect  Mar 20, 8:03 pm
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Holding the Planning Commission responsible for poverty in India, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday termed the revised poverty line to be incorrect.
BJP pulls up PM over revising poverty line  Mar 20, 7:41 pm
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh after the Central Government reduced the controversial poverty line in rural and urban areas of the country.
Jammu and Kashmir Govt. announces health insurance for BPL families  Feb 18, 3:59 pm
Jammu, Feb 18 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has announced a health insurance cover for 66,000 families in the state who fall in the category of Below Poverty Line (BPL).
Cabinet reviews implementation of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana  Jan 12, 4:36 pm
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): The Cabinet today reviewed the implementation of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana(RSBY). The Scheme which was launched in October, 2007 as the health insurance scheme for families living below the poverty line was made operationalised on April, 2008.
China redefines poverty line, brings 100 million people in poor list  Nov 30, 12:18 pm
New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): China modified its definition of poverty in line with international standards, bringing nearly 100 million more people in the poor list.
Up the rocky path to good health  Oct 24, 2:33 pm
Pithoragarh, Oct 24 (ANI): Soon after the controversy evoked by the poverty line figures submitted to the Supreme Court by the Planning Commission last month, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Commission, put forth, as a part of his damage-control exercise, a proposal for de-linking of the food entitlement and other social programmes from the current poverty line derived from the "factual" findings of Tendulkar Committee.