Planning Commission to SC: Rs 26 a person a day the 'adequate' poverty line
This has been arrived at by applying the price level in June 2011
Despite being a world leader in pulses production, India has been forced to import due to crop loss and seed deficit. The sharp rise in prices is …
Conflict and food insecurity: Iraq only one among many
Globally, 33 countries, including 26 in Africa, are in need of external assistance due to a combination of conflict, crop failures and high …
Inheritance of loss
Whatever the poverty line, 50 per cent people in India will remain poor
Who are the poor?
Identifying the poor and measuring the poverty is a contentious issue. Poverty line is not a sacred line. At best, it indicates how far the …
GDP ignores cost to the environment
Can this flawed measure of growth be reversed?
Poverty level will increase if health expenditure included
Planning Commission factors in less than one rupee a day as health expenditure in its affidavit to the apex court
Planning Commission's poverty estimates do not reflect ground reality
Lessons from a pandemic: Urgency for climate action
Much like the claimed behaviour of an ostrich burying its head underground in the face of risk, we demonstrate our capacity to ignore risks like …