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Are farmers collateral damage of modern economic growth? -Sanjiv Phansalkar

the per capita contribution to GDP of the farm household to about a tenth of its urban counterpart. The disparities in living standards perhaps are less stark, though quite bad. Measured in terms of Monthly per Capita Expenditure, a rural household in Bihar spends at best 30% of what an urban household in Maharashtra does. Please click here to read more.

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Wealth in India: The poor do not count -Manas Chakravarty

e return or income from these assets. Now, let’s take a look at consumption. Chart 2, taken from the report ‘Key indicators of Household Consumer Expenditure in India’, shows the Monthly per Capita Expenditure of the different classes, from the poorest 5% to the richest 5%. Please click here to read more.

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Ten years after Sachar Report -Zeeshan Shaikh

.27%. The government subsequently stopped releasing data on police personnel broken down by religion. In the years both preceding and following Sachar, Muslims continued to have the lowest average Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) among all communities. The work participation rate for Muslim men increased only slightly to 49.5% in 2011 from 47.5% in 2001; for Muslim women, the increase was even smaller, from 14.1% in 2001 to 14.8% in 2011.

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Indians spend more on religious services than sanitation -Dipti Jain

tailoring, car parking, coolie/porter and toll charges, and sewage disposal and sanitation. The list does not include important categories of health and education. As per the report, of the total Monthly per Capita Expenditure spent on miscellaneous consumer services, religious services accounted for almost 9% in rural areas, as against a mere 0.22% on sewage disposal and sanitation. Urban India spent 5.7% of its More »

Social goods lead to public good -Ashok Varma

nt annually during 2005-15 — against 5 per cent annual growth in the preceding decade, as the government increased social sector spending during the last 10 years. However, the average rural Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) at ₹1,430 is still about half the average urban MPCE of ₹2,630. A higher social sector spend by the government is the key to India’s sustained high economic growth, as it would cut rural populace’s

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World Bank poverty estimates are poor, says government -Dilasha Seth

's population, based on the World Bank's poverty line. The bank had raised the line from $1.25 a day of expenditure. The new methodology is based on modified mixed reference period, the measure of Monthly per Capita Expenditure when household consumer expenditure on most food items is recorded for a reference period of the "last seven days" preceding the survey period. For household consumer expenditure on items of clothing and bedding, f

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Why The Poor Are More likely To Be Undernourished -Nidhi Kaicker, Vani S. Kulkarni & Raghav Gaiha

e cereals, vegetables, milk or poultry products  are consumed depends on the interplay of income, food prices and tastes or preferences for "variety". Calorie intake rises with income. Monthly per Capita Expenditure rose but moderately. Relative food price effects matter too, as households make substitutions for cheaper sources of calories. If, for example, cereal prices rise faster than vegetable oil and sugar prices,  the latter

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Food intake dynamics undergo changes: NSSO

were: Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttarakhand. Inequality in calorie intake From the NSSO report it has been found that the bottom 80% of the rural population in terms of Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) consumed less than 2400 Kcal per capita per day. Similarly, the bottom 40% of the urban population in terms of MPCE consumed less than 2100 Kcal per capita per day. In both rural and urban areas, average calorie i

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In India, to be veg is to drink a lot of milk -Harish Damodaran

hat consume more milk go slow on egg, fish, meat. Being vegetarian means having a diet loaded with dal, sabzi and phal, right? Wrong — when it comes to India, at least. Average household Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) on vegetables and fresh fruit is higher in fish- and beef-eating Kerala than in “vegetarian” Madhya Pradesh, whose Chief Minister has been in the news for taking eggs off the menu for anganwadi children.

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NSSO data confirms socio-economic disparity

population. Another report entitled Household Consumer Expenditure across Socio-Economic Groups 2011-12, which is based on the NSS 68th Round survey, indicates that in the rural areas the average Monthly per Capita Expenditure (MPCE) among 'others' or upper caste households has been approximately 53.2% greater than that of STs, 37.3% larger than that of SCs and 19.5% more than that of OBCs. In rural areas, the relative position of SC group wit

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