Everything you wanted to know about the poverty debate8 min read 15 Aug 2013, 07:32 PM IST
Here are some of the most compelling takes on the poverty estimates
The recent poverty estimates published by the Planning Commission have reignited the debate on poverty estimates in India. The poverty numbers (https://bit.ly/13n71jb) based on National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data showed that the proportion of poor in India had fallen 15 percentage points to 22% between 2004-05 and 2011-12. The unprecedented pace of decline in poverty sparked a furious debate on the veracity of the commission’s claims and the significance of the decline.
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