Friday, November 30, 2007


GANGTOK, November 29: The news item that appeared in the November 28, 2007 issue of various local dailies has misquoted the Governor, Sudarshan Agarwal, a press communiqué from the Raj Bhawan has said.

The Governor, in his speech at a seminar organized by Indian Council of Small Industries, ( ICSI),Kolkata, here on November 27, had said, “It is on record that our State is having the fifth highest incidence of poverty among the state with 41.4 percent of the population living below the poverty line” based on the date furnished by the ICSI Kolkata, which relates to the year 1993-94.