Question raised in Lok Sabha on data of families living below poverty line, 11/03/2020

Based on the Household Consumer Expenditure Survey data collected by National Statistical Office (NSO) in its 68th round of National Sample Surveys (NSS) conducted in 2011-12, the erstwhile Planning Commission estimated poverty lines and poverty ratios in 2011-12 following the Tendulkar methodology. The poverty lines and poverty ratios, thus estimated, were released through a Press Note issued on 22nd July 2013.