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Opposition parties attacked the government today for the ‘obscenity’ of its poverty estimate figures.

Despite all tall talks of development, level of poverty in Northeastern states including Meghalaya has increased even though the same has declined in the rest of the country. More alarmingly, poverty level among the rural tribals, who mostly inhabit in North-East, is as high as 47.4 per cent.

This was revealed in the Planning Commission report — Poverty Estimate, released on Monday.

New Delhi:Data released by the Planning Commission on Monday showed that poverty had significantly declined between 2004-05 and 2009-10.

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Rural areas have shown a faster pace of decline as poverty levels dipped by over seven percentage points in the past five years in the country.

Villages see a big drop as number of poor falls from 37% to 30% in 5 yrs

The Planning Commission on Monday released the latest poverty estimates for the country showing a decline in the incidence of poverty by 7.3 per cent over the past five years and stating that anyone with a daily consumption expenditure of Rs. 28.35 and Rs. 22.42 in urban and rural areas respectively is above the poverty line.

The new poverty estimates for 2011-12 will only add to the furore triggered by the Commission's affidavit in the Supreme Court in October in which the BPL cap was pegged at an expenditure of Rs. 32 and Rs. 26 by an individual in the urban and rural areas respectively at the going rate of inflation in 2010-11.

The latest poverty estimates for the country released by Planning Commission shows a decline in poverty by 7.3 per cent over the past five years & says that anyone with a daily consumption expenditure of Rs. 28.35 & Rs. 22.42 in urban and rural areas respectively is above the poverty line.

The Planning Commission today said poverty in India declined 7.3 percentage points to 29.8% of the population over five years to 2009-10.

Poverty in rural areas declined at a faster pace than in urban cities between 2004-05 and 2009-10, according to the Planning Commission estimates released today. The total number of poor in the country has been estimated at 34.47 crore in 2009-10, as against 40.72 crore in 2004-05.

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