Question raised in Lok Sabha on Estimation of Poverty, 11/12/2019
Question raised in Lok Sabha on Estimation of Poverty, 11/12/2019. The report of the Task Force primarily focuses on issues of measurement of poverty and strategies to combat poverty. Regarding estimation of poverty, the report of the Task Force states that “a consensus in favour of either the Tendulkar or a higher poverty line did not emerge. Therefore, the Task Force has concluded that the matter be considered in greater depth by the country’s top experts on poverty before a final decision is made. Accordingly, it is recommended that an expert committee be set up to arrive at an informed decision on the level at which the poverty line should be set.” The Report of the Task Force is under consideration of the Government.