NITI Report: 25 crore people came out of poverty in nine years of Modi government, claims made in NITI Aayog report

Pankaj Prasad
NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog

Niti Aayog said in a report on Monday that 24.82 crore people moved out of multidimensional poverty in the nine years from 2013-14 to 2022-23.

Niti Aayog said in a report on Monday that 24.82 crore people moved out of multidimensional poverty in the nine years from 2013-14 to 2022-23. During this period, the biggest decline in multidimensional poverty was recorded in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Multidimensional poverty is measured based on improvements in health, education and living standards.

Multidimensional poverty reduced from 29.17% in nine years to 11.28% in 2022-23

According to the NITI Aayog discussion paper, multidimensional poverty in India is expected to decline from 29.17 per cent in 2013-14 to 11.28 per cent in 2022-23, with around 24.82 crore people moving out of this category during this period.


The number of poor decreased the most in UP, followed by Bihar, MP and Rajasthan

In Uttar Pradesh, 5.94 crore people came out of multidimensional poverty during the last nine years. After this, 3.77 crore people in Bihar, 2.30 crore in Madhya Pradesh and 1.87 crore in Rajasthan came out of multidimensional poverty.

The report also said that the pace of decline in the poverty ratio between 2015-16 to 2019-21 was much faster (annual rate of decline of 7.69 per cent) compared to the period from 2005-06 to 2015-16 (annual rate of decline of 7.69 per cent). 10.66 percent).

OPHI and UNDP provided technical inputs for NITI Aayog's discussion paper

This discussion paper of NITI Aayog was released on Monday by NITI Aayog member Professor Ramesh Chand in the presence of Commission CEO BVR Subramaniam. Oxford Policy and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) provided technical inputs for this NITI Aayog paper.

National multidimensional poverty data is based on 12 sustainable goals

According to NITI Aayog, national multidimensional poverty measures the deprived based on changes in health, education and living standards. These are measured through indicators based on the 12 Sustainable Development Goals. These include nutrition, child and adolescent mortality, maternal health, years of schooling, school attendance, cooking fuel, sanitation, drinking water, electricity, housing, assets and bank accounts.