Centre, Gujarat at Loggerheads over Poverty Figures - The New Indian Express

Centre, Gujarat at Loggerheads over Poverty Figures

Published: 03rd February 2014 10:54 PM

Last Updated: 03rd February 2014 10:58 PM

The Centre and the Narendra Modi government were at loggerheads today over poverty figures, with Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram rejecting Gujarat's income benchmark of Rs 10.80 a day to determine who is poor.

While the Gujarat government said the benchmark was based on Planning Commission criteria, the Centre disputed this.

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