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The real cure

A new report confirms that poverty declined in India most rapidly in high growth years. There’s a lesson in that.

The safety net of the future

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).


Poverty in all its faces

Growth can alleviate poverty but its definition needs to expand to make any tangible difference on the ground.

Stairway to prosperity

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.

Tackling poverty in India: The low income, low growth trap

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.

Why poverty in rural India is still a concern

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.


Count of poor people in India may be lower, says World Bank

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”.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

India had the highest number of under-five deaths in the world in 2012.

Reading Piketty in India

Human capital inequality is what India needs to be most concerned about right now.

Three pitfalls of democracy

A 2013 UN report stated that a third of the world’s poorest people live in India.