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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2022: All you need to know

On December 22, 1992, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution designating October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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The theme for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is

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Every year on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed to recognise the struggle and efforts made by those who, due to various circumstances, are forced to live below the poverty line (BPL). The term "poverty line" refers to the minimum level of consumption deemed adequate in a particular country. 

In India, Tendulkar Committee, established in 2005 and headed by economist Suresh D. Tendulkar was appointed to estimate poverty. The current methodology for poverty estimation in India is based on their recommendations, according to which households having consumption expenditure less than Rs 816 per head

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First Published: Oct 17 2022 | 4:39 PM IST

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