See all articles by Arjun K. Sengupta on the question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, for the Human Rights Commission in Geneva. Arjun Sengupta National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector Poverty, Vulnerability and Informal Work Status: the High Congruence. 5 . While the Arjun Sengupta committee says it is 77%, the N.C. Saxena committee report puts it at 50%. The World Bank has its own estimate of.

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The human rights approach has the advantage of the recognition that the rights are universal and the responsibility of fulfilling those rights is also universal. 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. Arjun Sengupta was born in Kolkata in In a seminal article published in India’s Economic and Political Weekly inSengupta argued that: Nurul Islam after completing his PhD at Harvard, started his career as professor of economics at Dhaka University, but decided soon in his life to actively engage in policy-making, and policy-reviews, first in Pakistan then in Bangladesh, later in the FAO and afterwards in the Food Policy Research Institute at Washington.

The committee has suggested three changes to the existing methodology.

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It suggested designing special schemes for the vulnerable sections of Indian society through better targeting and social engineering. Published on September 27, This paper provides a rationale for defining extreme poverty as a combination sengupt income poverty, human development poverty and social exclusion.

Given the poor credibility of official poverty estimates — and the attendant risks of excluding even the genuinely needy from the ambit of welfare schemes — there aengupta a case to shelve their usage for public policy purposes. 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.


Their per capita consumption has gone up from Rs 9 to Rs By spelling out the characteristics of these actions that make them conform to a human rights approach, it discusses some of the anti-poverty programmes that have been used in different countries like the United States, European Union, Africa and Asia and how they differ from a rights-based approach that has been developed in this paper.

Archived from the original on 2 October Because, even with this poverty line, normative expenditure on health may not be met in all states although they do meet education and food expenditure norms in most states. Further, it asks, does the existence of the right of development as a human right actually assist development and why has it been so difficult to secure a consensus poveryy member states of the UN on such a vital issue?

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One is classified as absolutely poor if the per capita consumption is less than Rs 9 a day. There is also evidence to suggest that inequality is widening between the common people and the better-off sections of society. This paper attempts to define the common people of India in terms of levels of consumption and examines their socio-economic profile in different periods of time since the early s with a view to assessing how the economic growth process has impacted on their lives.

While the numbers rose by a staggering million, the numbers of the new rich has also grown by 93 million. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Incidentally, this number is not very different from the Rs So if you account for that, they are actually richer than the report reflects. These can be supplemented kn intelligent use of technology, particularly biometric information-based Unique Identification cards, which probably hold the key for the future of social welfare.

Archived from the original on 28 September It has revised the estimate of poverty in India for to Uncategorized — odrf 7: Not making this adjustment would mean that a person spending the same amount of money in real terms would be treated commlttee poor in rural areas, but not in urban areas.

Arjun Sengupta report million Indians live on less than Rs 20 a day | Live |

So, who are the ones who have actually benefitted from the boom in the economic growth of the country? Official Development Assistance Vol. The proposal by cmmittee National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector seeks to develop a healthy workforce that in turn will have a positive impact on national income and economic growth.


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.

First, it has decided to use one poverty line for all the residents of the country, correcting only for cost of living differences. For the first time in India a comprehensive social security scheme for the unorganised sector has been proposed.

He produced six reports on the Right to development between and Given the poor credibility of official poverty estimates, there is a case to shelve their usage for public policy purposes.

Such a deficit will infuse liquidity and well-chosen public outlays will revive growth. One of the major highlights of this Report is the existence and quantification of unorganised or informal workers, defined as cokmittee who do not have employment security, work security and social security.

Report on Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

Goodbye to all that1 What ended It could also be a lender of the last resort to countries which become objects of negative market expectations. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here According to veteran journalist Rajesh Mahapatra, Mukherjee had become the rallying point for those in the Congress party that were critical of the market reform policies of then Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh.

According to the report: Arjun Sengupta in January According to Guha Thakurta, Sengupta’s critical stance towards “the neo-liberal school of economic thought subscribed to by Manmohan Singh” and refusal to “cultivate political godfathers” meant that he would ppoverty “one Finance Minister India never had.