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140 million pulled out of poverty in India since 2015-16, says UNDP

Incidence of multidimensional poverty declined from 55.1% in 2005-06 to 16.4% in 2019-21

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According to recent estimates by the World Bank, around 56 million Indians might have plunged into extreme poverty in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, contributing to the 71 million increase in the global tally.

Asit Ranjan Mishra New Delhi
India’s multidimensional poverty fell by 140 million between 2015-16 and 2019-2021 compared to a decline of 275 million between 2005-06 and 2015-16, according to the latest assessment by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Using the latest data from the National Family Health Survey, the report said multidimensional poverty declined faster from 2015-2016 to 2019-21 at 11.9 per cent year-on-year -- coinciding with the rule of the National Democratic Alliance government – as against an 8.1 per cent per year fall from 2005-2006 to 2015-2016, that mostly corresponds with the years of the previous United Progressive Alliance government. “This is

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First Published: Oct 17 2022 | 8:59 PM IST

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