‘Not Just Income, Use Edu & Housing To Define Poverty'
The Times of India Delhi|October 19, 2020
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‘Not Just Income, Use Edu & Housing To Define Poverty'
Factor In Living Standards, Says Rural Ministry Paper
Subodh Ghildiyal
New Delhi: The future definition of poverty line cannot be the subsistence level income required by an individual but will have to factor in living standards that encompass facilities like housing, education, and sanitation among others, a working paper on poverty released by Union rural development ministry notes.

Besides, the paper says that the coronavirus pandemic has “underscored the criticality of certain essentials — access to quality healthcare, education and awareness, water and sanitation facilities, adequate nutrition and the need for living spaces where social distancing can be practiced.”

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October 19, 2020