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The Union Cabinet's decision to slash by a rupee per kg the prices of food grains to be sold to people above the poverty line from the public distribution system, is yet another example of the

One definition of foreign aid is that it flows from the pockets of the poor in the West to those of the rich and the powerful in poor countries. So it is a welcome development that the consensus

It is confirmed now. Indians are less poor today than they were 10 years ago. Poverty line runs at 26 per cent, rather than 35 per cent. Statisticians say that the figures are true and all the debate

Orissa continues to top the list of poorest states in the country, Bihar is at the second position. The latest economy survey report by the Union government states that 47.15 per cent of Orissa's

A strategic pro-poor policy has been adopted by the Union Minister for Rural Development. The strategy is intended to be treated as a net resource replete with the poor persons' own ideas and

The World Bank has approved Rs. 6 crores for special poverty eradication programme for Chhattisgarh. The programme will be run for upliftment of the economic conditions of the families living the

According to the latest sample survey data on consumer expenditure by National Sample Survey Organisation the poverty ratio on a 30-day recall basis is estimated at 27.09 in rural areas, 23.62 in

The World Bank has approved two loans for India, totalling $289.2 million. The loans, routed through its soft lending window of International Development Association, are meant for rural poverty

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There has been a large-scale widening of the gap in the health status of rich and poor populations in the former Soviet Union and former Eastern European bloc. This was reported in a new report from

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