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Counting India’s poor

Counting India’s poor
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First Published: Sun, Jun 26 2011. 09 35 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Jun 26 2011. 09 35 PM IST
The census to identify those living below the poverty line (BPL) begins on 29 June in Tripura—an exercise that will help determine who will be eligible for benefits of schemes targeted at the poor. Ahead of the crucial exercise, Mint takes a look at its various aspects, including its methodology,significance and impact.
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First Published: Sun, Jun 26 2011. 09 35 PM IST