Study Material for Report on the Methodology for Measurement of Poverty
9th May, 2017
Poverty is a social phenomenon wherein a section of society is unable to fulfill even its basic necessities of life. The UN Human Rights Council has defined poverty as “a human condition characterized by the sustained or chronic deprivation of the resources, capabilities, choices, security and power necessary for the enjoyment of an adequate standard of living and other civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights".
The following Report consist of details about the different poverty estimation committees (Lakdawala Committee, Tendulkar Committee, Rangarajan Committee), their methodology, lacunaes in poverty estimation as well as report on Urban poverty.