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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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Poverty and inequality

KEY TRENDS   • Oxfam India's 2023 India Supplement report on poverty and inequality in India reveals that the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. Following the pandemic in 2019, the bottom 50 per cent of the population have continued to see their wealth chipped away. By 2020, their income share was estimated to have fallen to only 13 per cent of the national income and have less than 3...

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India's Sustainability Goals at Risk Because of Extreme Heatwaves - Carbon Copy

A new study suggests that climate change-induced heatwaves in India can hinder or reverse the country’s progress in fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Recurrent heatwaves have greater socio-economic impact in India than previously known. A study published in PLOS Climate suggested that heatwaves made more likely by climate change may impede India’s progress toward its Sustainable Development Goals.  India has committed to achieve 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), including...

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NSSO Survey: Only 39.1% of all Households have Drinking Water Within Dwelling, 46.7% of Rural Households use Firewood for Cooking

The National Sample Survey Organization's Multiple Indicator Survey - part of the 78th round - has revealed that only 39.1 percent of all Indian households have access to drinking water within the  dwelling. When it come to cooking, 46.7% of rural households use firewood.  These are some of the findings of the survey whose purpose was to collect data about the indicators of Sustainable Development Goals. Data was collected for households...

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World has waited far too long for this: India on compensation fund approved at UN climate talk

-PTI/ The Telegraph Developing countries need independence in their choice of energy mix, and in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, says environment minister India on Sunday called as historic the UN climate summit in Egypt for securing an agreement on establishing a fund to address loss and damage due to climate change-induced disasters, saying "the world has waited far too long for this". Making an intervention in the closing plenary of COP27, Union...

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