Poverty studies need a nuanced approach

In a ray of hope amid the tumultuous times brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent report by NITI Aayog has shed light on a remarkable achievement – 24.82 crore Indians have emerged from the grips of multidimensional poverty over the past nine years. According to the report, the incidence of multidimensional poverty in India has plummeted from 29.17 per cent in 2013-14 to 11.28 per cent in 2022- 23.

However, it also calls for a discerning eye that acknowledges the shadows cast by the pandemic and the ensuing fiscal constraints. By embracing a nuanced perspective, we can better understand the complexities of poverty reduction and work collectively towards building a more equitable and resilient society.

Source : Article by SHIVANSHU K SRIVASTAVA | New Delhi in The Statesman

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