It’s time for ‘Ameeri rekha’ (Kathayini Chamraj, Deccan Herald, 11 September 2012)

Poverty of Measurement (The Hindu, 28 May 2012)

On Some Contentious Issues of the New Poverty Line (G C Manna, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 47, Issue 15, 14 - 20 April 2012)

Abolish the Poverty Line  (N Krishnaji, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 47, Issue 15, 14 - 20 April 2012)

Planning Commission's Poverty Charade (Editorial, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 47, Issue 14, 7-13 April 2012)

Why people should not be poor (Neera Chandhoke, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 47, Issue 14, 7-13 April 2012)

Delete the errors to save the census (Swati Narayan, The Hindu, 12 April 2012)

Will she get old-age pension? (The Hindu, 12 April 2012)

The poverty wars and impossibly low poverty line of India (V Raghunathan, The Economic Times, 31 March 2012)

The great Indian poverty game (Sonalde Desai, Business Standard, 29 March 2012)

Poverty line: Usefulness of poverty data (S Mahendra Dev, The Economic Times, 28 March 2012) 

Better policies, not another committee, is the answer to poverty (The Economic Times, 27 March 2012) 

India undercounts its poor (Himanshu, The Wall Street Journal, 26 March 2012) 

Do India's Numbers Add Up? (Esha Chhabra, Dowser, 26 March 2012) 

It's a double error (Sitaram Yechury, The Hindustan Times, 26 March 2012)

Don't violate basic rights of the people (Panini Anand, Tehelka, 26 March 2012)

Allow the poor their dignity (Shafeeq Rahman, Tehelka, 26 March 2012) 

India’s Poverty Estimates: Don’t just get Outraged, Understand them! (Udit Misra, India Forbes, 21 March 2012)

Plan panel's unrealistic cut-off deprives poor of welfare benefits (Nitin Sethi, The Times Of India, 21 March 2012)

SECC census: The curious case of the vanishing poor (Baba Umar, Tehelka, 16 February 2012)


Kaun Banega Scorepati? (Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 28 November 2011)

The Poverty Line: Getting It Wrong Again (S Subramanian, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46, Issue 48, 26 November 2011)

Minimum-wage criteria provide a more realistic poverty line (Kathyayini Chamaraj, Infochange News & Features, October 2011) 

Free from poverty line (Down to Earth, Richard Mahapatra, 31 October 2011)

Measurement of Poverty: In Retrospect and Prospect (Nilakantha Rath, Economic and Political Weekly, 15 October 2011) 

Find Me Some Destitutes (Anuradha Raman, Outlook, 17 October 2011)

Our nation of unequals (Bharat Jhunjhunwala, Tehelka, 10 October 2011)

Poverty line: Can we do without one? (Ashwani Kumar, Himanshu, Business Standard, 5 October 2011)  

Struggling to enter the BPL club (Jean Drèze, The Hindu, 2 October 2011)

Delink Entitlements, Hypocrisy of 'Poverty Line' and Statement of Protest (Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 46, No. 41, 1 October 2011)

Who are the Poor? (Down to Earth, 26 September 2011)

We can revisit the issue of poverty caps: Jairam Ramesh (Ruhi Tiwary, 19 August 2011)

Is the BPL census correctly structured? (Himanshu and Biraj Patnaik, Business Standard, 17 August 2011)

Faulty methods: Balangir civil society forum slams BPL Survey 2011 (The Industry and Mines Observer, 01-15 August 2011)

To make the poor count, we need to count the poor (Sachin Kumar Jain, Yahoo News, 3 August 2011)

Garibo ki ginti ka sarkari dhong (Sachin Kumar Jain, Naidunia, 29 July 2011)

Garibi ki pehchan ke ajeeb maapdand (Sachin Kumar Jain, Swatanthra Vartha, 28 July 2011)

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Trash That Poverty Register (Neelabh Mishra, Outlook, 25 July 2011)

Identifying BPL Households: A Comparison of Competing Approaches (M.R Sharan, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 46 No.26 and 27, June 25 2011)

An exercise in undercounting the poor (Brinda Karat, 9 June 2011, The Hindu)

Poverty begets poverty (Richard Mahapatra, Down to Earth, 31 May 2011)

‘New’ Lists for ‘Old’: (Re-) constructing the Poor in the BPL Census (Indrajit Roy, Economic and Political Weekly, 28 May 2011, Volume 46, Issue 22) 

Humane criteria for fixing poverty line (Kathyayini Chamaraj, 11 May, Deccan Herald) 

BPL's dividing line (Moyna, Down To Earth, 30 April 2011)


Madhya Pradesh experience of BPL Census Sachin Jain (2004)