Explain how the poverty line is estimated in India?

Explain how the poverty line is estimated in India?

The poverty line is estimated in India in following ways:

Income Method: A person is considered poor if his or her income falls below a given minimum level necessary to fulfil basic needs.

Consumption Method: A minimum nutrititioal food requirement for survival is estimated and energy obtained is measured in calories. The accepted average of calory requirement in India.

Expenditure Method: While determining the poverty line in India a minimum level of food requirement, clothing , footwear, fuel, and light , educational and medical requirement etc. Are determined for subsistence.