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Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha was even more expansive, holding out the prospect that his country will have eradicated poverty and illiteracy by 2015. "By 2015, India will have conquered the problem

More than 3300 delegates begun converging on China's financial heart as the Asian Development Bank prepared to host an annual general meeting to reaffirm its commitment to reducing poverty in the

THIS much-awaited report highlights the plight of the poor in these countries. The disparity between haves and have-nots have been documented in detail. The statistics are well highlighted. Take for

Poverty has declined considerably in India but there are striking economic disparities between different states, the country's first National Human Development Report 2001 observes. The absolute

In a major anti-poverty initiative, World Bank President James Wolfensohn has proposed a seven point plan for the world's rich nations to provide additional aid to the poorest countries. Wolfensohn,

If the macroeconomic and sectoral projections for the Tenth Plan are achieved, the poverty ratio in India should fall to 19.2 per cent by 2007, according to the Planning

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