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Poverty in India

US president Donald Trump highlighted India’s success in lifting ‘more than 270 million people out of poverty’ in a decade, during his visit to India. 1) What is absolute poverty? Poverty is generally defined as ‘condition in which an individual or household lacks the financial resources to afford a basic minimum standard of living’. Absolute ..

Poverty in India is increasing again

India’s Consumption Expenditure Survey (CES) is conducted by National Sample Survey Office every five years. But, CES data has not been released since 2011-2012. But there are clear indications that, Poverty in India is on rise again. Key facts CES was conducted in 2017-18 (late by a year) but was not made public by Government ..




Ministry of Rural Development organizes 2019 SARAS Aajeevika Mela

On 12th October 2019, the SARAS Aajeevika Mela has been organised by the Ministry of Rural Development at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi and will carry on till October 23. It was formally inaugurated by Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The aim of this SARAS Mela to bring the rural women Self Help ..


UNDP releases 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

The 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) has recently released by UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). As per the report, India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016 & recorded the fastest reductions in the MPI values during the period with strong improvements in ..


UNDP releases 2018 global Multi-dimensional Poverty Index (MPI)

According to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), India has reduced its poverty rate drastically from 55% to 28% in 10 years between 2005-06 and 2015-16. The report, covering 105 countries, dedicates a chapter to India because of this remarkable progress. In India, a total of 271 million (27.10 crore) people moved out of ..


Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs decides to organize Shehri Samridhi Utsav

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has decided to organize an event named Shehri Samridhi Utsav from 1st -15th February 2019 all over the country focusing on urban livelihoods. The purpose of the event is to extend the outreach of Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) to the poorest of poor and ..