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Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi announced that the government would identify five poorest families in each village and uplift them from below poverty line and enhance their living standard.

Labour's pledge to eradicate child poverty received a blow yesterday when Whitehall figures showed the government in danger of missing a key target of lifting more than a million children above the

The desperation is evident. With two years remaining and some 78 per cent of the targeted 7,000 villages yet to be covered, the World Bank supported District Poverty Initiatives Project (DPIP) in

The European Union's much-trumpeted Everything But Arms (EBA) policy, which provides duty-free access for imports from the world's poorest nations, has failed to so far to benefit the countries it is

State government estimates of the number of below poverty line families in rural areas is likely to go down sharply. Thus fewer families will be eligible for the benefits of poverty alleviation

China's outgoing premier Zhu Rongji issued a stern warning to the next generation of leaders that the poverty and frustrations of 800 million rural residents could threaten the country's economic

Preparing for new leadership, China on Thursday proposed its lowest military spending hike in 14 years, simultaneously earmarking funds for major social security measures to provide succour to

When the government thought that it was doing its bit for invisible India by increasing the allocation for the Antyodaya Anna Yojana in the Budget, a report submitted in the Supreme court yesterday

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Union government on an allegation that it has decided to prune the list of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families across the country. The court also directed

The Antyodaya Anna Yojana will be expanded from April 1 to cover additional 50 lakh families, raising the total coverage to more than a quarter of all families living below the poverty line. The