271 million Indians moved out of poverty between 2005-16: UN report
Friday, September 21, 2018, 5:50 PM
Over 270 million people in India moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06, according to the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index released by United Nations. The Report stated that India's poverty rate came down to 27.5% from 54.7% during the period. In South Asia 546 million people (31% of the population) are multidimensionally poor, the report claimed.
HDI report: Millions out of poverty; alarming inequality in India
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 8:08 PM
On Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released its annual Human Development Index (HDI) report that saw India secure a rank of 130 out of 189 countries. Compared to 2017, India's rank rose by one spot, and the report noted that though millions had been lifted out of poverty, there was glaring inequality in the country.