Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rural and urban poverty lines - 781 and 965 respectively

A rural person needs Rs 765 per month while his urban counterpart requires Rs. 965 per month to live.

An affidavit to this effect was filed by Planning Commission in the Supreme Court in which it defined the poverty line at June 2011 price levels. It has said... the poverty line at June 2011 price level can be placed provisionally at Rs 965 per capita per month in urban areas and Rs.781 per capita per month in rural areas.

The affidavit by Planning Commission was filed in response to an order by a division bench of the Supreme Court requiring it to revise the norms of per capita amount looking at the price index of May 2011 or any subsequent dates.

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