ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Poverty Calculation in the Sixth Plan

Poverty Calculation in the Sixth Plan S P Gupta K L Datta The estimates of people crossing the poverty line given in the Mid-term Appraisal of the Sixth Plan (MTA) have aroused an interesting debate regarding the effect of aggregate income growth in reducing poverty and ah. the effectiveness of some of the redistributive measures adopted by the Government in ultimately benefiting the poor. Many of these issues are directly related to the methodology used in estimating poverty. This paper concentrates mainly on some of the methodological issues related to estimation of poverty.

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