May 14, 2020 3:58 pm
While 50 per cent of over 5,000 households in rural India have reduced the number of meals ever since the lockdown was imposed as part of immediate adjustment for food security, about 68 per cent of them reduced the number of items in their meals.
July 15, 2019 7:35 am
A new report confirms that poverty declined in India most rapidly in high growth years. There’s a lesson in that.
December 28, 2018 11:37 am
In recent times both BJP (around election time in UP and Maharashtra) and Congress (in Punjab, and now Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh) have rushed to the fire of farmer wrath with wild schemes of bank loan waivers. This is, of course, a bad idea not just because it plays havoc with the banking culture (just as that of loan waivers for corporate defaulters does).
November 08, 2018 3:32 am
Growth can alleviate poverty but its definition needs to expand to make any tangible difference on the ground.
September 22, 2017 12:15 am
India’s record of reducing poverty pales in comparison to China, Brazil and Mexico. It needs to build social infrastructure capable of providing quality education, health, and nutrition to buck the trend.
June 07, 2016 11:16 am
Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh continue to lag behind the rest of the country in income and growth. Despite the success of these states on a few important fronts, where you live still determines how well you live.
October 07, 2015 11:55 am
The recently-released India Rural Development Report, which is endorsed by the government, says 7% of the rural population is ‘very poor’; villages in eastern Indian states are the worst affected.
October 06, 2015 7:30 am
Under the URP, used in the National Sample Surveys since the 1950s, data is collected on the “30-day recall for consumption of both food and nonfood items to measure expenditures”.
July 08, 2014 9:36 am
India had the highest number of under-five deaths in the world in 2012.
May 15, 2014 8:04 am
Human capital inequality is what India needs to be most concerned about right now.