Poverty level in the country may have declined significantly between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the latest government survey on household consumer expenditure indicates, giving something to the beleaguer

Between 2009-2010 and 2011-2012, the proportion of people working slipped slightly in India, and the share of unemployed persons ticked up, a government report released on Thursday revealed.

Top 5% of the population had an MPCE of Rs 4,481 in rural areas and Rs 10,282 in urban areas

Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office today.

SHILLONG: The survey for the Sixth Economic Census kick started in the State on Monday with the first citizen of Meghalaya, Governor RS Mooshahary, being enumerated at the Raj Bhawan by the census

New Delhi: Delhi has the lowest proportion of working women in any major Indian city, analysis of newly released Census data confirms.

Absolute Number Of Cultivators Has Fallen First Time In Four Decades, Stands At 119m

New Delhi: There are now nearly 9 million fewer farmers than there were in 2001, the first time in four decades that the absolute number of cultivators has fallen. Census data released on Tuesday shows that while the proportion of cultivators to the total workforce has been falling steadily, this is the first time since 1971 that the number of cultivators has fallen in absolute terms.

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh may top the economic development parameters, but still has a long way to go in ensuring attendance in educational institutions and overall literacy levels especially among wo

Jaipur: The results are out and Rajasthan has once again flunked the literacy test. A National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report placed the state along with Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the worst performing states in the country.

The state has the second least literacy level in rural areas. Only 54% people are literate, just 1% more than Bihar which is at the bottom position. Literacy level among urban populace is also dismal with 73%. In urban literacy, Rajasthan and Bihar share the last two positions while UP with 70%, ranks the lowest in the country. 588 women illiterate per 1,000 in rural Raj, finds national survey

As many as 99% of rural households had two square meals everyday througout the year in 2009-10, registering a gradual increase from 94.5% in 1993-94, according to a report by the National Sample Su

The Economic Survey has said that the proportion of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) subsidies that goes to the poor, in both rural and urban areas, was low. This finding is bound to provide fuel to the debate on whether the rich should continue to be supplied cooking gas at subsidised rate.

Making a case for containing subsidies through better targeting, the Survey said the reach of subsidies on LPG “is highly unequal amongst the poor and rich in rural and urban area.”