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An Asian Development Bank (ADB) team headed by Geert van der Linden, special advisor to the Bank president, has concluded discussions with the officials of the finance ministry and Planning

Like two wary advertisaries discovering a common interest, the United Nations and the private sector are beginning to forge a joint approach to tackling global poverty. Last week, Ernestor Zedillo,

An ambitious externally-aided $33.2 million hill poverty-alleviation project, currently being implemented in three north-eastern states, has been hit by a major controversy over the resignation of

The good news: there has been a perceptible decline in the number of the country's poor. The significance of this very important fact has however been lost in myriad ways, as the all-important social

Abandoning the earlier formula of declaring the families with annual income less than Rs 20,000 as the ones living below the poverty line in the rural areas, the Union Government has adopted new

The demands made by a number of tribal organisations in Karnataka for improvement of their economic and social conditions need to be given sympathetic consideration. In a memorandum submitted to the

The 2001 Census of India has revealed that as many as 30.2 per cent of the households in Assam possess transistors, 18.3 per cent have television sets, 4.3 per cent have telephone connections.

It is not possible for the Bengal government to follow the new Central guidelines on preparing the Below Poverty Line(BPL) list in its present form, the state panchayat and rural development minister

Strengthening poor people's land rights and easing barriers to land transactions can set in motion a wide range of social and economic benefits including improved governance, empowerment of women and

As per the poverty estimates worked out by a expert group constituted by the Planning Commission under the Chairmanship of Prof D T Lakadawala, the poverty ratio in NE region during 1993-94 was 45.01