ADB defines Asian Poverty Line at $ 1.35 per day

Bs Reporter / New Delhi August 27, 2008, 19:05 IST Asian Development Bank (ADB) today released a new poverty line, called the Asian Poverty Line to measure the poverty in the Asia and Pacific region. The poverty line is roughly $ 1.35 per day. This new measure is contained in ADB's annual statistical publication, "Key Indicators 2008".If this measure is used, roughly two-thirds of India's population or around 740 million are in poverty.

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