Delhi: Official data has shown that more people had
moved above the poverty line by 2004-05 compared with
the earlier estimates of 1999-2000.
per the provisional data of the 61st round of large sample
survey on household consumer expenditure, the poverty
ratio at the national level was about 22 per cent in 2004-05,
down from the roughly comparable data for 1999-2000 which
showed a poverty level of 26.1 per cent for that year.
of 22 per cent of the population living below the poverty
line are based on the `Mixed Recall Period' under which
consumer expenditure data for five non-food items - clothing,
footwear, durable goods, education and institutional medical
expenses - are collected from a 365-day recall period
and the consumption data for the remaining items are collected
from a 30-day recall period.
survey on consumer expenditure is undertaken approximately
every five years by an official body, the National Sample
Survey Organisation (NSSO).