GS-2, Uncategorized

Poverty Line in India: Its Meaning, Concept and Evolution

It should be noted that ‘determination of poverty line’ and ‘identifications of poor/beneficiary’ are almost different things. Poverty line is (was) determined by Planning Commission on the basis of data provided by ‘National Sample Statistical Organization’ (NSSO). NSSO conducts a survey at 5 year interval of a mere sample to capture consumption patterns of various… Continue reading Poverty Line in India: Its Meaning, Concept and Evolution

GS-3, Social Empowerment, Uncategorized

The measure of poverty

Recently, the government released data from the Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011. There has been comment that hereafter, we need not have consumption-based poverty estimates using NSS (National Sample Surveys) data. It is thought that SECC data will alone be enough to estimate poverty and deprivation. Here, we briefly examine the differences between the two… Continue reading The measure of poverty