Poverty a Cruel Joke: with planning panel's Rs 32 a day idea

India Today / Archive / Special Report / October 10, 2011 /  Story
The primary policy purpose of a well-defined poverty line in India and elsewhere is to be able to target entitlement programmes properly. The Government of India has been far from efficient in helping out the poor through welfare programmes over the years. Now it has found a way keep them out of the statistics.