The affidavit filed by the Planning Commission before the Supreme Court stating that Rs.26 in the rural and Rs. 32 in the urban are sufficient to be above poverty line has sparked off many angry comments from all over the country. Now Aruna Roy of the National Campaign for Peoples Information and other social activists have challenged the statement of the Planning Commission. In a letter addressed by more than 30 personalities and organisations, they have challenged the Chairman (Prime Minister), Dy Chairman (Montek Singh Ahluwalia) and other members to live on Rs.26 / Rs.32 as submitted in the affidavit failing which they should withdraw their affidavit.
Social activists, NGOs and women organisations challenge Planning Commission
30 Friday Sep 2011
swarup banerjee said:
swarup:surely Rs.32 should be the per day salary of Montek & Monmohans .