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A new survey to determine the number of below poverty line (BPL) families in urban areas of Rajasthan will be launched on September 20. The previous survey, undertaken in 1998 in all the 183

Of the 100 backward and poorest districts identified by the government 38 of them are in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. The broad parameters adopted by the committee

While poverty ratios for larger states in the country have attracted adequate attention, those for the smaller states and union territories are truly bizarre. The Economic Survey 2001-2001

The poverty line in a number of states is being reworked and the results show the situation in India's smaller states and Union Territories may be significantly different from what has been assumed

IMF would seek the continuity of its Poverty Reduction Growth Facility Programme (PRGF) (Pakistan) with the political government assuming office after October elections. In this regard, an official

As one of the least developed countries Bangladesh has yet to ensure the elimination of poverty. Almost half of the population remain in an environment of uncertainty about their living. They have no

Pressures on wto from the environmental lobbies of the North have grown and the organisation has more or less caved in completely

The Human Development Report 2001 has highlighted the plight of the rural poor in India. Although, India has moved up to the 115th position form last year's No. 128 with respect to the HDI, India's

The World Bank which finances a number of development projects in Uttar Pradesh, has said the state was not doing enough to eradicate poverty. The poverty reduction and economic management division

Piling up stocks is not an indicator of surplus food. It simply implies that the poor at the current income levels cannot afford even subsidised food. In order to tackle the problem of poverty in