The poor are identified not only with income and expenditure related indicators but also with many other items such as access to land, housing, education, health, sanitation. Also to be considered is discriminatory practices.
Discuss how an alternative poverty line could be constructed in such a way that it includes all the other indicators.

Dear student
Such questions are made for enhancing the self-creative skills and should be tried
answering on your own. However, here are a few points that will help you in framing
your answer:
. Identifying the factors other than income which should be considered as important indicators for the poverty line.
. The setting of benchmarks or levels for identifying the poverty level related to the identified factors.
. Now the alternative poverty line can be constructed based on the conducted surveys and researches.

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