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Poverty ratio in the country has declined to 21.9 per cent in 2011-12 from 37.2 per cent in 2004-05 due to increase in per capita consumption, the Planning Commission said today while releasing the

New Delhi: The Congressled UPA government’s flagship Food Security Programme will take off in the capital on September 1.

The BPL census is scheduled to be completed in the next three to four months.

Ram Kumar, 36, a construction worker from Bihar's Madhubani district, does not have a ration card although he falls below the poverty line.

The percentage and number of persons below poverty line for all States/UTs for rural areas, urban areas and combined.

The estimates of state wise poverty lines for rural and urban areas for 2011-12.

This document provides the poverty estimates for the year 2011-12 updated by Planning Commission as per the methodology recommended by Tendulkar Committee.

Top 5% of the population had an MPCE of Rs 4,481 in rural areas and Rs 10,282 in urban areas

Poorest of poor in the country survive on barely Rs 17 per day in villages and Rs 23 a day in cities, as per the latest data released by the National Sample Survey Office today.

Sankara Eye Foundation has 11 eye hospitals, 125 doctors & 600 paramedical professionals

An Indian eye care institution is celebrating its one millionth free eye surgery with a special ceremony on Thursday at the Churchill Dining room in the House of Commons. NRI Punjabi MP Virendra Sharma, who represents the Ealing Southall constituency in UK Parliament, has agreed to preside over the occasion.

This paper provides an ethnographic account of the changing facets of marginality for the Musahars of Uttar Pradesh. It takes a close look at how their identity is shaped by the resistance of those at the margins, by politics, and by interventions on the part of external agencies. The research deconstructs (i) the everyday resistance of the Musahars, as evident from their songs and poetry; (ii) the talk of state officials and state policies about Musahars; and (iii) the discourse of social activists, organisations and donor agencies.

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