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As a result of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', 41.5 crore people in India are free from poverty: Govt

The results of the government's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' scheme have started coming to the fore. Between 2005-06 to 2019-21, 415 million people in India were freed from poverty. The government has shared this information by citing the report of the United Nations Development Program in the Rajya Sabha.

New Delhi: Citing the report of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Government said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday that between 2005-06 and 2019-21, 415 million people in India have been freed from poverty.

Statistics and Program Implementation Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said, 'According to the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2022 report released by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Program, 415 million people in India between 2005-06 and 2019-21 Have been freed from poverty.' Singh gave this information to the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a question.

He said that according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, 2021 report released by NITI Aayog, 25.01 per cent of India's population has been identified as multidimensionally poor. He said that the percentage of multidimensionally poor people in rural and urban areas is 32.75 per cent and 8.81 per cent respectively.

The Minister said that the Government of India is focusing on inclusive growth and this is reflected in the Government's commitment towards 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. He said that various steps have been taken for the upliftment of the people living below the poverty line in the country.


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