A media report cited the latest consumption expenditure survey by the National Statistical Office (NSO) to claim that consumer spending fell for the first time in more than four decades in 2017-18, primarily driven by slackening rural demand.
"Odisha's transformative initiatives and policies have resulted in the sharpest drop in poverty, about 25 per cent, bringing millions out of poverty in last two decades," the chief minister said.
Daitari Nayak (75), says people are not giving him any work as they think manual labour is below his dignity after he was awarded the Padma Shri.
The government makes every effort to save consumers from price rise, but does little to help farmers when commodity prices fall.
Is India in danger of becoming a plutocracy? When increasingly a wealthy minority decide the policies that govern a poor majority, whose interests will it reflect?
More than 21 percent of India's 1.3 billion people lived on less than $1.90 a day in 2011, when the last census was taken, according to the World Bank.
Several commitments in the manifesto can alter the terms of trade in favour of farmers.
As Deng Xiaoping said, let some people get rich first
Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that Rs 72,000 per year will be given as minimum income to poor families, benefiting around 25 crore people, if his party is voted to power in Lok Sabha polls, and asserted it will be the “final assault” on poverty.
For some, poverty is just an opportunity to click photos, Modi said, sharpening his attack on the Congress chief.
Addressing people after inaugurating a revamped school in Imphal West district Sunday, Singh asserted that the "prevailing system of governance and administration in the state has to be rectified to achieve the target".
BJP general secretary Bhupendra Yadav on Friday said in the last five years, the party-led government has worked for overall development of backward classes and also poverty alleviation.
There is an obvious debate on whether sound policy pays more or slogans pay more, he said after the release of 'Strategy for New India @75' prepared by Niti Aayog.
It also said while it was obligatory on the part of the government to provide bare necessities like rice and other groceries to the needy and poor people.
Ayushman Bharat was launched by PM Narendra Modi on September 23 and is touted as the world's largest government-funded healthcare programme
Addressing the 25th World Congress of Savings and Retail Banks here, he also said an aspirational society cannot wait indefinitely for the benefits of growth to improve the quality of life of the poor.
Modi said those who have got pucca houses under the scheme should also avail the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat healthcare scheme.
World Food Day is observed on October 16, each year to commemorate the anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. India has an abysmal record when it comes to guaranteeing food as a basic right for its citizens.
Interacting with BJP's office-bearers and party workers of his constituency, Varanasi, Modi said everyone in the city is now associated with the ongoing movement for development.
The vow came in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's 'do or die' slogan which was given on August 9, 1942, it said.
The study has cited data from World Poverty Clock and new projections on country economic growth from the International Monetary Funds' World Economic Outlook.
About 44 Indians come out of extreme poverty every minute, one of the fastest rates of poverty reduction in the world
The report says a simple 600-kilocalorie meal would cost 4.5% of average daily income in India
The report published by China's State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development said it was equivalent to an annual reduction of at least 13 million.
China's ruling Communist Party has been making efforts to tackle deep-rooted poverty in its countryside, and aims to raise the annual income of all its residents above the official poverty line of 2,300 yuan ($365.26) by 2020.