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Solving the ‘poverty puzzle’ | What India can learn from Bihar


‘Andhra Pradesh and Bihar have shown that a new approach to help the rural poor beat abject poverty works. Now, India wants to try this approach in all states … What do the poor do till economic growth catches up with them in the form of a job or financial support to start a business perhaps?’ (Forbes India)

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The Economist publishes misleading graph, suggesting 94 percent of Indians live on less than $2 a day | The India Site

The MIT economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are currently in the news for their path-breaking book Poor Economics, which suggests that policy makers fail to take enough notice of the way the poorest people on the planet really live. So, … Continue reading

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How India’s $9 billion National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is keeping the poor in poverty

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Children of the homeless | Surviving the streets of Delhi

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India’s biggest task? Eradicating poverty, says Rahul Gandhi

Read more: http://expressbuzz.com/polls2011/tn/eliminating-poverty-indias-biggest-task-rahul/263548.html

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Prime Minister blocks publication of Indian poverty data

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The unstable price of food – and how it is pushing Indians into poverty

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‘The real issue is: who owns India’s poor – the state or the private sector?’

‘The Indian state has enjoyed a monopoly in serving the poor, and its record isn’t exactly great. Microfinance is not the only solution to poverty. But restricting alternatives to poor borrowers will keep them poor, instead of liberating them.’ (Guardian) Continue reading

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