Arjun Kumar Sengupta (10 June – 26 September ) was a Member of the Parliament . Under Sengupta’s Chairmanship, the NCEUS produced a total of ten reports in addition to submitting a number of Poverty, he wrote as many as six reports, including a mission report on extreme poverty in the United States. ARJUN SENGUPTA s the independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty, for the Human Rights Commis- sion in Geneva, this author . This paper provides a rationale for defining extreme poverty as a combination of income poverty, human development poverty and social exclusion. It briefly.

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So, management of globali- Managing Globalisation sation must be assessed in terms of its Governing Globalisation: Archived copy as title link. After the Bangladesh war he became deputy chairman of Bangladesh Planning Commission, leaving an unmistakable mark of his expertise and understanding of political economy on the Bangladesh planning process.

Retrieved from ” https: In his stint at the Prime Minister’s Office in the early s, Sengupta was reportedly unhappy about India’s loan from the International Monetary Fund IMFand wanted more to be done for agriculture and small farmers. Right to Development as a Human Right Vol. These sections comprise those living in conditions of “extreme poverty”, defined as a composite of income poverty, human development poverty and social exclusion.

Retrieved 15 December Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That was the report by the expert group to review the methods and means of estimating poverty. Despite the US commitment to successive world declarations that emphasise the fulfilment of basic needs as a human right and the country’s long history of fighting poverty with social security measures, a substantial section of the poor continue not to be covered by such schemes and welfare measures.

The only way this can be achieved is by sustaining growth – through a major expansion of public investment in infrastructure and social programmes, financed by a monetised budget deficit.


Despite high growth, more than three-fourths of Indians are poor and vulnerable with a level of consumption not more than twice the official poverty line. The immediate challenge is to arrest the loss of confidence of private investment and the attendant tightening of liquidity.

Skip to main content. The committee has suggested three changes to the existing methodology.

Demystifying poverty: which estimate and why

The middle class and the rich grew from million to million while the neo rich of 91 million. Critical of existing government policy, the NCEUS pointed out that although enormous funds had been allocated and spent on social development programs, the benefits largely bypassed the poorest of the poor. It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering.

The finance ministry prevailed over Prime Minister Narasimha Rao to stop the mid-term appraisal from being printed in its original form.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last arjkn on 19 Novemberat Arjun Sengupta was born in Kolkata in zengupta Tue, Jan 19 The report also revealed that the vast majority of India’s ‘Poor and Vulnerable’ are Muslim or lower caste, and thus in addition to poverty, also suffer from social discrimination.

Sengupta’s contribution to identifying the cross-linkages between extreme poverty and the downtrodden, C. Nurul Islam saw how policies are made from the close proximity of highest authorities.

Sengupta died of prostate cancerwhich was first diagnosed in Archived from the original on 14 June By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. If India is to cope with the fallout of the global financial meltdown, it needs to think of unusual policies and strategies, including those it had earlier turned its back on.

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The adoption of appropriate policies follows from that obligation. Finally, it must be made clear that what the Tendulkar committee has suggested is the methodology for estimation of poor. Six steps to redefining retail rules Three different constituencies make up Indian retail. It could also be a lender of the last resort to countries which become objects of negative market expectations. Is it any wonder that those leaders who are seen to be reformers can never win poberty popular vote?


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Arjun Kumar Sengupta

Based on the recommendations of GoM, the Cabinet Note was formulated which loverty considered by the Cabinet in their meeting held on 26 April, and was approved povetty the orders in this regard were issued in May, For example, the Sengupta committee xrjun estimated poverty on a poverty line of Rs20 per capita per day.

Upon his death, various published tributes to Dr. Developing countries can draw up a basic framework incorporating repodt requirements of growth without violating other rights, and industrial countries can then raise the funds needed for development assistance. So if you account for that, they are actually richer than the report reflects. Critical of existing government policy, the NCEUS pointed out that although enormous funds had been allocated and spent on social development programs, the benefits largely bypassed the poorest of the poor.

These only represent the floor of what may be considered minimum basic needs for a citizen to be classified as poor, given contemporary realities. The Tendulkar committee report does away with this anomaly. As far as the distribution of consumption expenditure is concerned, there is one and only one choice available and that is the consumption expenditure survey of the National Sample Survey Organisation NSSO.