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415 million people came out of poverty in India between 2005-06 and 2019-21: UN

New Delhi: According to the UN, about 415 million people came out of poverty in India between 2005-06 and 2019-21, and incidence of poverty fell from 55.1 per cent to 27.7 per cent to 16.4 per cent. This demonstrates that the Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing at least by half the proportion of men, […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Oct 18, 2022 12:43 IST
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New Delhi: According to the UN, about 415 million people came out of poverty in India between 2005-06 and 2019-21, and incidence of poverty fell from 55.1 per cent to 27.7 per cent to 16.4 per cent.

This demonstrates that the Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty by 2030 is possible to achieve, even at a large scale, the UN said.

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The new Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford said that in India, 415 million people exited poverty between 2005-06 and 2019-21.

“Sustainable Development Goal target 1.2 is to reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions by 2030, and India’s progress shows that this goal is feasible, even at a large scale,” it said.

The UN in a press release on the report said that “in India, some 415 million people left multidimensional poverty in a 15-year period — a historic change.”

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“India is an important case study for the Sustainable Development Goals, the first of which is to end poverty in all its forms and to reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions by 2030, all while leaving no one behind,” it said.

The report said based on 2020 population data for India, it has by far the largest number of poor people worldwide (228.9 million), followed by Nigeria (96.7 million projected in 2020).

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First published on: Oct 17, 2022 01:31 PM IST

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