See all articles by Arjun K. Sengupta on the question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, for the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Arjun Sengupta National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector Poverty, Vulnerability and Informal Work Status: the High Congruence. 5 . While the Arjun Sengupta committee says it is 77%, the N.C. Saxena committee report puts it at 50%. The World Bank has its own estimate of.

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Official Development Assistance Vol. Despite the US commitment to sengputa world declarations that emphasise the fulfilment of basic needs as a human fommittee and the country’s long history of fighting poverty with social security measures, a substantial section of the poor continue not to be covered by such schemes and welfare measures. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: He was head of the Pakistan Institute of Development Studies during a period when that institute produced seminal work in development policy, particularly related to effective rates of protection, cost and benefits of investment and agricultural development.

Further, it asks, does the existence of the commitree of development as a human right actually assist development and why has it been so difficult to secure a consensus among member states of the UN on such a vital issue?

This site uses cookies. Archived copy as title link. This Census, too, employs aruun criteria for exclusion of families from the BPL list — those commitfee motorised vehicles including tractors and harvestershaving Kisan Credit Cards with credit limit above Rs 50, holding a government job, and so on.

Last month, one more report and estimate were added to the list. Published on September 27, Retrieved 20 February Except for the Tendulkar committee report, all other estimates ignore these essential elements of poverty estimation.


Demystifying poverty: which estimate and why

For the first time in India a comprehensive social reporf scheme for the unorganised sector has been proposed. However, it does this without specifying a poverty line and without any justification for the estimate.

The justification for economic reforms was supposed to be the trickle down effect but for those who live in trying conditions 10 years of economic reforms seems to have made little difference.

This paper seeks to examine some of the questions relating to the right of development as a human right, the nature of which is often open to conflicting interpretations.

First, it has decided to use one poverty line for all the residents of the country, correcting only for povetry of living comkittee. Given the poor credibility of official poverty estimates — and the attendant risks of excluding even the genuinely needy from the ambit of welfare schemes — there is a case to shelve their usage for public policy purposes.

Even in the non-agriculture sector nearly 72 percent of the workers are in the unorganised sector, an increase of 4 percentage points from 68 percent in Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: However, if the per capita consumption is Rs 13 a day, then the individual is above the poverty line.

At the same time, it has checked the suitability of the new poverty lines against some normative requirements of food anchored to malnutrition norms from the national family health survey.

Arjun Sengupta report million Indians live on less than Rs 20 a day | Live |

Archived from the original on 14 June Unfortunately, no basis has been specified for choosing this number. So, who are the ones who have actually benefitted from the boom in the economic growth of the country?

Incidentally, this number is not very different from the Rs Given the poor credibility of official poverty estimates, there is a case to shelve their usage for public policy purposes.


Editorial – edit epw. At this time, he also steered two important groups: Nationally, the government must do everything, or must be seen as doing everything to fulfill the claims of a human right.

There is also evidence to suggest that inequality is widening between the common people and the better-off sections of society.

For most of them, conditions of work are utterly deplorable and livelihood options extremely few. Official development assistance ODA is one of the most effective methods of promoting development in low-income countries.

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Medias this blog was made to help people to easily download or read Repirt files. For them, being officially entitled to below-poverty-line BPL status can be a matter of life and death, as it promises access to a host of welfare schemes from cheap grains at ration shops to subsidised housing under the Indira Awaas Yojana.

Sengupta died of prostate cancerwhich was first diagnosed in The recommendations of AGE relating to enhancing the powers delegated to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were initially considered and the proposals for enhancing the powers replrt to Navratna, Miniratna and other profit making CPSEs were comjittee by the Cabinet and orders in this regard were issued on 5 August.

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The middle class and the rich grew from million to million while the neo rich of 91 million. After finishing his schooling at Mitra Institution in BhawanipurKolkata, he graduated from the Presidency College, then affiliated with the University of Calcutta. People’s Archive of Rural India.