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India sets global milestone in tackling poverty: UNDP Report

The United Nations has hailed India for its tackling of poverty over past ten years. In a report on 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, the United Nations Development Programme noted that India has demonstrated the clearest pro-poor pattern at the sub-national level. It said that the country lifted over 271 million people out of poverty between 2005-06 & 2015-16.

UNDP REPORT ON MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY INDEX 
 
* GLOBAL MPI HIGHLIGHTS NUMBER OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING POVERTY AT REGIONAL, NATIONAL & SUB-NATIONAL LEVELS, REVEALING INEQUALITIES ACROSS COUNTRIES & AMONG THE POOR THEMSELVES

* INDIA LIFTS 271 MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY BETWEEN 2005-06 & 2015-16 AND SETS A MILESTONE GLOBALLY

* GOVT. PROGRAMMES LIKE SWACHHTA ABHIYAAN, POSHAN ABHIYAAN & UJJWALA YOJANA HAVE IMPROVED STANDARDS IN COOKING FUEL, SANITATION & NUTRITION

* THIS YEAR’S SPOTLIGHT IS ON CHILD POVERTY IN SOUTH ASIA WHICH HAS REVEALED CONSIDERABLE DIVERSITY

* INDIA IS AMONG THREE COUNTRIES WHERE POVERTY REDUCTION IN RURAL AREAS OUTPACED THAT IN URBAN AREAS



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