Thursday, September 29, 2011

India to Remove Food Entitlements from Poverty Line

Here's an interesting bit from The Hindu - a news website covering news in India.  Economists there have made a push to stop food entitlements being tied to the poverty line.  This is under the basis that malnutrition in India is far more widespread than current income definitions of 'Poverty.'

"In a significant move, prominent economists on Monday made a forceful plea to delink food entitlements from the “faulty” poverty measures put out by the Planning Commission."

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