The Planning Commission has periodically estimated poverty lines and poverty ratios for each of the years for which Large Sample Surveys on Household Consumer Expenditure have been conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

In June 2012, the Planning Commission constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan to review the methodology for Measurement of Poverty. On June 30th 2014, Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman of the Expert Group has submitted the Report.

This report on “Waste to Energy” submitted to Planning Commission by the task force under chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan highlights the need for an integrated approach towards MSW management in the country stressing reduction and segregation of waste at source and also efficient utilization of various components of the waste.

Broadly, there are two sectors involved in this study – coal and electricity. The demand of coal-bearing states is that part of the revenues accruing from electricity consumed in other states should rightfully be theirs, since it is generated using their coal and imposes costs on their natural and human resources.

The final report of the Planning Commission expert group on low carbon strategies provides macro-economic and welfare implications of the strategy for inclusive growth.

The study has provided a baseline assessment of the states with regards to their business regulatory environment based on their existing policies & practices as well as end user experience of the manufacturing industries in the state.

The India Energy Scenarios (IES) 2047 is an energy scenario building tool released by Planning Commission on 28 Feb 2014 which generates the energy demand and supply scenarios for India leading up to the year 2047.

There is a need to develop short term, medium term and long term strategy for reconstruction, rehabilitation and developmental activities of Uttarakhand.

This Planning Commission report is devoted to setting the conditions for a coherent transport strategy for India in the long term: the horizon is 2032, two decades from the beginning of the country's 12th Five Year Plan to the end of its 15th

Rajasthan has recorded the highest area covered under the sprinkler irrigation system and so also Haryana, which has covered a significant proportion of land under this system of irrigation finds this evaluation study on integrated scheme on micro irrigation published by Planning Commission in Jan 2014.