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Poverty Line or Starvation Line?

Author - Alok Srivastava | Published - 2012

The article weighs down on faulty poverty estimation, questioning the very basis of counting the population below the poverty line in the country. These faulty poverty estimates became the foundation of the entire development strategies and programmes. No wonder that even after six and half decades of so-claimed pro-poor policies, poverty is still robustly widespread and is in reality increasing in a geometric proportion.