Keyword Results for   'poverty line'  
Sharif launches PM National Health Programme in Islamabad  Dec 31, 4:01 pm
Karachi, Dec. 31 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has launched the Prime Minister's National Health Programme in the capital to provide medical facilities to families living below the poverty line.
Govt. pursuing reforms with gusto, say secretaries  Dec 19, 11:37 am
New Delhi, Dec.19 (ANI):"India needs to grow at 9 to 10%, year after year for the next few decades to lift the poor out of the poverty line. In order to make this happen, the government has initiate a slew of reforms and is assiduously working towards ensuring an environment that is conducive for business. These measures would enable India to break in to the top 50 countries on the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking list over the next 2-3 years," said Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, at FICCI's 88th Annual General Meeting today.
Need to maintain 9-10 pc growth for eradication of poverty: Govt.  Dec 18, 10:26 pm
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): The Government on Friday said that the country needs to grow at 9 to 10%, year after year for the next few decades to lift the poor out of the poverty line.
Government launches subsidized 5 kg LPG cylinders for BPL families  Jan 6, 8:43 am
New Delhi, Jan. 6 (ANI): Taking the corporate social responsibility of oil companies forward, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced the launch and sale of subsidised five kilogram LPG cylinders for below poverty line ( BPL) families and others in urban areas.
India's ozone pollution destroys crops enough to feed 94 M people annually  Sep 5, 10:53 am
Washington, Sept 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that India's ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops, causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed 94 millions of people living below the poverty line.
Union Bank of India to disseminate financial assistance to over 6000 village girls for studies  Aug 16, 4:00 pm
Kochi, Aug.16 (ANI): As part of its social responsibility initiative, the Union Bank of India is to give financial support to over 6000 village and below poverty line girl children from across India.
New poverty line higher than Tendulkar committee's: Rangarajan   Jul 7, 8:14 pm
Chennai, July 7 (ANI): Former Economic Advisor to Prime Minister C.Rangarajan on Monday said that the new poverty line for rural areas and urban areas is 19 percent and 40 percent higher than the one set by Tendulkar committee.
Consider financial background before setting poverty line: Digvijay  Jul 7, 5:07 pm
Guna (MP), July 7 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Monday that the poverty line should be based on the financial background of a person.
Shame that we are still debating poverty: M.J. Akbar  Jul 7, 4:36 pm
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Commenting on the C. Rangarajan Committee report on new poverty lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader M.J. Akbar on Monday said that it is a matter of shame that even after six decades of independence, the country is still debating on poverty.
New poverty line makes neither common sense nor economic sense: Yechury  Jul 7, 12:05 pm
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the C. Rangarajan Committee report on new poverty lines makes neither common sense nor economic sense.
C.Rangarajan Committee report on poverty line not 'sacred', says TMC leader Saugata Roy  Jul 7, 10:48 am
New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) leader Saugata Roy on Monday described the C. Rangarajan Committee report on poverty line as just another report and not to be viewed as 'sacred'.
Government of India allocates additional 50 lakh tonnes of rice for BPL and APL families in States and UTs  Jul 2, 8:59 pm
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved additional allocation for 50 lakh tonnes of rice for distribution to Below Poverty Line (BPL) families at BPL prices and Above Poverty Line (APL) price for the period July, 2014 to March, 2015 or till implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) by the respective State/UT whichever is earlier.
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.