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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.
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 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.
Gangtok, Sept.15 (ANI): Sikkim has done wonders in terms of reducing the number of people below the poverty line.
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".
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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