India's poverty level 'falls sharply'
20 March 2012 Last updated at 17:10 GMT
Poverty in India has dropped sharply, the country's Planning Commission has said.
From 2004-2005 to 2009-2010, the rate fell from 37.2% to 29.8%, which means around 360 million people currently live in poverty.
Rural poverty has declined faster than urban poverty during this period.
Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Mumbai.