Poverty

A file photograph of a slum in Bengaluru’s Devarajeevanahalli, one of the poorest localities in Bengaluru; and author Mathangi Subramanian.

Finding ‘heaven’ in Bengaluru

5 min read . 04 Oct 2019
Absolute measurements of poverty, used by the World Bank and developing countries like India, rely on a poverty line which remains constant across geographies and over time (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Vested interest groups like contractors close to the government benefit unduly from the MGNREGS, a study suggests. (HT)