ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Papering over the Cracks

The multidimensional poverty index conceals more than it reveals.

The second edition of the multidimensional poverty index (MPI) titled “National Multidimensional Poverty Index: A Progress Review 2023” indicates a significant decline in deprivation levels. The report, authored by the NITI Aayog, shows that the headcount poverty ratio, or the proportion of the multidimensionally poor, has declined from 24.85% in 2015–16 to 14.96% in 2019–21. That is almost a 10 percentage point decline over a five-year period. It estimates that 135 million people have exited from multidimensional poverty during these years.

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Updated On : 29th Jul, 2023
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