- Big difference in data on consumption spending of households compiled by National Income Accounts (NIA) and National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO)
- NIA’s data is double of the consumption data for 2011-12 compiled by NSSO, indicates poverty levels overstated
- Currently NSSO data is used to measure poverty ratios, matter likely to find mention in C Rangarajan committee report on poverty estimation
- Sudden fall in poverty hit population from 41 crore in 2004-05 to 27 crore in 2011-12 indicates all is not well with poverty estimation calculations
- What is Planning Commission?
- Discrepancy in Poverty estimation figures
- National Income Accounts (NIA)