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Poverty in India fell by 415 million in 15 yrs; still has maximum poor: UN

Global Multidimensional Poverty Index has revealed that COVID-19 pandemic had set progress in reducing poverty back by 3-10 years


Bihar continues to be the poorest state in the country.

Barkha MathurRaghav Aggarwal New Delhi
The number of people living below the poverty line in India decreased by 415 million between 2005-06 and 2019-21, according to a new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released on Monday jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford. However, the index has stated that India still has the world's highest number of poor at 228.9 million, followed by Nigeria (96.7 million projected in 2020).

The report found that across 111 countries which were assessed using the most recent comparable data available, 1.2 billion people (19.1 per

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First Published: Oct 17 2022 | 6:31 PM IST

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