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.
May 27, 2016 11:52 am
'Decline in consumption poverty notwithstanding, on parameters like tackling open defecation, India lags behind even Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan'.
May 19, 2016 2:09 pm
The rapid decline in India’s poverty levels over the last decade augurs well for the country’s efforts to eradicate poverty.
May 18, 2016 12:46 am
India completes 25 years of the beginning of economic reforms this July. Starting today, The Indian Express will publish findings from an e-symposium that brings together recent research by The World Bank on poverty in India.
October 07, 2015 1:28 am
The World Bank’s new poverty rate estimate of 12.4% does not mean that Indians have suddenly become richer. In fact, it is how you collect data that determines the poverty rate. What are the methods in vogue?
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.