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How realistic is Rs.32 BPL yardstick?

How realistic is Rs.32 BPL yardstick?

The Planning Commission is likely to tweak the Rs.32 definition of poverty set to differentiate between people from below poverty line (BPL) living standards. The Planning Commission has decided to revisit the BPL boundary at a meeting on October 3. The BPL spending threshold calculation of Rs.32 per day in cities and Rs.26 a day…Continue Reading

Is Narendra Modi’s ‘Sadbhavna’ fast a Political Stunt?

Is Narendra Modi’s ‘Sadbhavna’ fast a Political Stunt?

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today began his three-day ‘sadbhavna’ fast – for peace, unity and communal harmony – in the BJP-ruled states. The fast was marked with the presence of top BJP leaders like L K Advani, Arun Jaitely and Sahanawaz Hussain amongst others. Moreover, in a bid to attract maximum mass appeal, even…Continue Reading