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The concept of poverty in ‘the new poverty agenda’ has been broadened beyond the notions of inadequate private income or consumption, towards a more comprehensive perspective: poverty is absence of ‘a secure and sustainable livelihood’, amongst other things; the new perspective challenges conventional measurements of poverty in terms of GDP cut-off points and stresses the importance. The present study takes into account the Head Count Ratio (HCR), the most popular method of measuring the level of poverty

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V .DHARANIMALAI. (2020). A Study On Rural Poverty And Development In Villupuram District. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(12), 1288-1295. Retrieved from