Multidimensional Poverty in India since 2005-06

On 15th January, 2024, the NITI Aayog released a Discussion Paper under the title -‘Multidimensional Poverty in India since 2005-06’, which provides insights into the changes in India's multidimensional poverty rate over the years.

Major Findings

Significant Decline in Multidimensional Poverty

  • India has experienced a significant reduction in multidimensional poverty from 29.17% in 2013-14 to 11.28% in 2022-23, marking a decrease of 17.89% points.
  • Approximately 24.82 crore people have escaped multidimensional poverty in the last nine years (2013-14 to 2022-23). This positive change is attributed to various initiatives by the government.

States’ Performance

  • Uttar Pradesh saw the largest decline with ....
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