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Lok Sabha adjourned over new poverty line norm

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour Tuesday morning after opposition members created a ruckus over the government\'s new concept of people living on less than Rs.28 per day in ur

Published: 21st March 2012 11:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:39 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for an hour Tuesday morning after opposition members created a ruckus over the government's new concept of people living on less than Rs.28 per day in urban areas and Rs.22.50 in rural areas being below the poverty line.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs led the disruption of the crucial question hour soon after the house met for the day at 11 a.m.

Amid noisy scenes, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the house till 12 noon.

The opposition MPs were protesting the Planning Commission's data released Monday that showed that poverty had significantly declined between 2004-05 and 2009-10.

It said poor were the ones who spend less than Rs.28 per day in urban areas and Rs.22.50 in rural areas. The new poverty line is lower than the earlier Rs 32-per-day mark that had triggered outrage when the government submitted it to the Supreme Court last year.



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