The global MPI tracks 101 countries on deprivations across ten indicators in health, education, and standard of living. Overall, India was among three countries where poverty reduction in rural areas outpaced that in urban areas, which as per the report, is an indicator of pro-poor development. In this period, the report stated, the incidence of multidimensional poverty in India has almost halved, to 27. ” “That the poorest parts of the country are more quickly lifting people out of poverty demonstrates India’s commitment to ensuring no one is left behind, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the government’s own priorities. 1 per cent of the people are multidimensionally poor.
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