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135 Million Indians Exited “Multidimensional" Poverty as per Government Figures. Is that the same as Poverty Reduction?

The NITI Aayog recently released its National Multidimensional Poverty Index 2023, according to which the poverty headcount ratio declined from 24.85 percent in 2015-16 to 14.96 percent in 2019-21. In absolute numbers this translates to 135 million people exiting multidimensional poverty in this time period. In addition, a few days earlier, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its own Multidimensional Poverty Index, which in a press note said that,...

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NITI Aayog says 20.79 Crore Indians Are 'Multidimensionally Poor' - Banjot Kaur

The Wire The NITI Aayog’s second edition of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has projected that about 14.96% of the Indian population is ‘multidimensionally’ poor. In absolute terms, 207.9 million (20.79 crore) Indians are poor and face deprivation in multiple development areas, as per population projections for the year 2021. Though this report also claimed that the multidimensional poverty in India has declined from 24.85% to 14.96% between 2015-16 and 2019-21. The...

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Can India’s production incentive scheme transform the economy as the SEZ push did for China? -Siddhant Bajpai The Indian government will have to take serious note of the structural problems and bottlenecks to work on improving the production-linked incentive scheme. On December 20, the Indian government approved a Rs 357.17-crore incentive for Foxconn India, under the Production-Linked Incentive scheme for the Large-Scale Electronics Manufacturing sector. According to government think tank NITI Aayog, Foxconn India is the “first global company” approved under the scheme for mobile phones and to receive...

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We did not manage to double the income of Indian farmers -Himanshu Multiple surveys indicate that we not only missed that goal but our rural economy is in deep distress On 28 February 2016, at a farmer rally in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s intention of doubling the income of farmers by 2022, a year marking 75 years of India’s independence. That it was not just political rhetoric but a real project was evident from the follow-up. An...

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One In Every Three Farmers in Telangana is a Tenant, Finds New Survey -G Ram Mohan The survey also provided an insight into the socio-economic conditions of the tenant farmers, finding that a majority of them are OBCs and Dalits. Hyderabad: A field study by the Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) has made several revelations about the conditions of farmers in Telangana, including that one in every three farmers is a tenant farmer. The findings of the first-of-its-kind survey done in Telangana after its formation in 2014, run contrary...

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