Report of the expert group to review the methodology for estimation of poverty (Tendulkar Committee Report)

Report of the expert group to review the methodology for estimation of poverty (Tendulkar Committee Report)

The poverty ratio or the number of poor as a percentage of total population in India for 2004-05 is estimated at 37.2 per cent, according to this report submitted by the Suresh Tendulkar committee recently. The committee has defined the poor based on a normative living standard — it has moved away from calorie intake as the criterion and considered per capita consumption expenditure on commodities and services.

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