Montek, Ramesh reach agreement on defining poverty


New Delhi, October 03 (ANI): There will be no link between poverty estimates in the Plan panel affidavit (to the Supreme Court) and entitlements, the Rural Development Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, said at a joint press conference with the Plan panel Deputy Chairman, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia,on Monday. He said an expert committee of the Planning Commission and the Rural Development Ministry will be set up to work out an agreed methodology for entitlements to the poor, based on Socio Economic and Caste Census being carried out by the Rural Development Ministry.

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