Based on the Household Consumer Expenditure Survey data collected by National Statistical Office (NSO) in its 68th round of National Sample Surveys (NSS) conducted in 2011-12, the erstwhile Planning Commission estimated poverty lines and poverty ratios in 2011-12 following the Tendulkar methodology. The poverty lines and poverty ratios, thus estimated, were released through a Press Note issued on 22nd July 2013.

The committee would suggest modalities for adoption and time-bound implementation of agriculture sector reforms in two months, the government said in a statement.

If what the central government spends on providing healthcare for its own employees is a measure of what decent healthcare costs, what governments (central and states put together) spend for the or

Niti planning to undertake a study for determining the sector-wise capital needs.

The environment ministry has said that a report reviewing the requirement of environment clearance for real estate projects and buildings is now "not traceable." This reply was given on an RTI enqu

To devise strategy to meet target of hiking output fourfold by 2022

With 40 per cent of the country under the impact of consecutive failed monsoons, water rationing could become a norm in many parts of the country in the coming summer, they warned.

Burdened with an arduous task of suggesting ways to eliminate poverty, a task force formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the purpose and headed by Niti Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya i

The death toll in current spate of floods in Assam touched 14 even as the overall flood situation steadied with decrease in rainfall across the State.

Move seen as yardstick to measure efficacy of government schemes