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Uttar Pradesh retains the distinction of having the largest number of people living below the poverty line despite the implementation of nine five-year plans and six annual plans since 1951 to 2001,

Having finalised the list of the population falling below the poverty line (BPL), the Delhi state government now feels the income criteria to assess poverty in Delhi should be different from other

The number of people living on less then $1 a day in the world's least developed countries will reach at least 420 million by 2015 if current economic trends continue, warns UNCTAD's ' Least

Pakistan finance minister Shaukat Aziz said that the government would spend Rs 161 billion on poverty reduction in fiscal 2002-03 indicating that government was giving priority to improve the lives

Minister for Municipal administration N Md. Farooq on Saturday said that the Department for International development (DFID) of the United Kingdom appreciated Andhra Pradesh as the state was ahead of

With about 815 million people going to sleep hungry, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO) says that development experts mesmerised by international trade and high technology

The West Bengal state government will soon get a grant of

World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, August 26 September 4, 2002

Of poverty, life in India has improved little over the past decade, reports the planning commission's National Human Development Report 2001

"Poverty mitigating strategies need to be responsive to changes in the economy and society since poverty is a muti-dimensional phenomenon and the poor are a heterogeneous group," said the Director of