The majority of chronically poor people are economically active but the poor quality of that work, including its low-pay, dangerous conditions, insecurity and irregularity means that this work frequently maintains people in poverty rather than enabling poverty escapes.

New Delhi: Odisha and Bihar have recorded the sharpest decline in poverty levels between 2004-05 and 2011-12, although the proportion of the poor in these states remains well above the national ave

New Delhi: People spending more than Rs 27.2 per day in villages and Rs 33.3 in cities are not poor, according to the latest data released by the government.

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.