The Parliamentary Standing Committee on finance has questioned the government's move to introduce a right to food bill when it did not have a single, widely-accepted definition of the poor. This will be the first time that an election is going to be fought on Gorkha issues, and not Gorkhaland. So, Modi and his ministers not only had to run the government, but in order to do so they also needed to deeply restructure and reform it. BJP today said the Planning Commission data showing a fall in the number of people living below the poverty line was a "conspiracy".
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The former chairman of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council explained why his numbers are more credible in an interview with ET. Miscommunication has led to people not realising that new poverty estimates count more Indians as poor. Debate on headcount of India's families living below poverty line is expected to be settled once the Planning Commission gives its report in a month, Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Friday.
So, Modi and his ministers not only had to run the government, but in order to do so they also needed to deeply restructure and reform it. The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganized Sector NCEUS has proposed a Rs crore 'Growth Pole scheme' for six pilot projects selected initially, focusing dominantly on the unorganized sector in select states for overall improvement of the sector.
The Indian-born member of British House of Lords, who is also a Padma Bhushan awardee, said we need to concentrate on the core problems of poverty and try to remove them.
Arjun Sengupta panel has said the RBI needs to direct banks to increase flow of funds to micro enterprises at reasonable rates as merely pumping in more liquidity in the system was not enough. Empowering those at the bottom of the pyramid could counter the imminent slowdown that is likely to be triggered by the global financial crisis. Enthused by overwhelming response to Kisan Credit Cards, the Reserve Bank has agreed with the suggestion of issuing multi-purpose 'swarojgar credit cards' for self-employed persons in the non-farm sector.
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Poverty becomes cruel joke with planning panel's Rs 32 a day idea
Arjun Sengupta was born in Kolkata in After finishing his schooling at Mitra Institution in Bhawanipur , Kolkata, he graduated from the Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. At Presidency College, he was a member of the All-India Students' Federation, a radical student organisation affiliated with the Communist Party of India , then undivided. Sengupta died of prostate cancer , which was first diagnosed in
Demystifying poverty: which estimate and why
An overwhelming million people in India live on a per capita consumption of less than Rs 20 a day, according to the findings of the Arjun Sengupta report on the Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihood in the Unorganised Sector. The report is based on government data for the period between and While the numbers rose by a staggering million, the numbers of the new rich has also grown by 93 million. So, who are the ones who have actually benefitted from the boom in the economic growth of the country?