Poverty Line in India, a game of fooling the poor

Poverty Line in India 2013
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Poverty Line in India 2013
Poverty Line in India 2013

The hottest topic of discussion among all Indians recently has been, the definition of the poverty level ┬áin India. It has turned out to be the most debated topic in the country among the political parties. This debate is the result of the recent publication of the definition of poverty level by planning commission of India. The planning commission is chaired by the Prime Minister of the country and is led by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia. According to Indian Planning Commission: those who spend earn more than Rs 33.3 per day in cities and Rs. 27.2 in rural India are above the poverty line. So in monthly income terms, a family of 5 living in cities earning Rs. 5000 per month and a family living in a rural area earning more than Rs. 4000 per month are above the poverty line. What it means is that those families are able to meet all their ends on a daily basis. Well, that is what the planning commission of the country and a commission. Continue reading “Poverty Line in India, a game of fooling the poor”