Poverty gone in India: Data Manipulation

The Planning Commission has lowered the poverty determination levels, to decrease the number of poor people in the country. According to the Planning Commission’s submission to the Supreme Court on May 10, 2011, only those people would now be called poor who earn below Rs 578 a month, i.e. less than Rs 20 a day in urban areas. In rural areas it is fixed at Rs 15. Only these people would be eligible for the government’s Below Poverty Line (BPL) schemes and benefits. But even by these standards, according to the Planning Commission, 41.8 per cent of Indians are below poverty. Which would only indicate that if we were to apply the one dollar a day levels for determining poverty, the number could rise up to 70-80 per cent.
In this way poor have come from more than 70% to 41.8%.It looks that theIndian currency has got too much economic value comparision to Dollar etc. that Rs. 20/- of old time have got same value of Rs. 15/- today, i.e., what we cud buy for Rs. 20/- before can be purchased in Rs. 15/- today.

But u ask urself, is it true?
They are just making us fool again.
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