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But pace of poverty eradication quicker in the three years to 2011-12

The Planning Commission has periodically estimated poverty lines and poverty ratios for each of the years for which Large Sample Surveys on Household Consumer Expenditure have been conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

In June 2012, the Planning Commission constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan to review the methodology for Measurement of Poverty. On June 30th 2014, Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman of the Expert Group has submitted the Report.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has finalised the fisheries policy in a bid to double fish production within five years.

State’s poverty reduction rate ‘impressive’: OES

Farmers of fragile agro-ecosystems have developed some unique integrated farming systems, to make their farms more resilient to factors like changing climatic conditions, declining soil fertility levels and decreasing farm income. While many NGOs have promoted such improved systems, it is time to reckon these systems as units of planning for large scale adoption.

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This paper re-examines the roles of changes in income and inequality in poverty reduction. The study provides estimates of the relative effects of inequality reduction versus growth promotion in reducing poverty for countries with different levels of initial poverty. The analysis uses country panel-data for 1980–2010.

At just 5.09%, Goa has the lowest percentage of below poverty line (BPL) households across states in India, as per Planning Commission statistics.

Using the recent rounds of NSS data, this paper evaluates the performance and outreach of India’s public distribution system (PDS) in the rural areas. The results suggest a significant improvement in the performance of PDS in terms of its outreach and offtake.

This publication lists the organizations that have reported that they are using the Progress out of Poverty Index (PPI), identifies trends among those organizations in terms of their missions and locations, and provides short case studies on a small number of such organizations.

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