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India lifted 271 mn people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016: UN

Friday, July 12, 2019, 12:26 PM

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period with strong improvements in areas such as "assets, cooking fuel, sanitation and nutrition," a report by the United Nations said. The 2019 global MPI from the UN Development Programme(UNDP), the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative(OPHI) was released Thursday.
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BJP has helped the middle class realise its aspirations

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:40 AM

As India's socioeconomic fabric is changing, a burgeoning middle-class, driven by aspirations rather than ideology, has emerged as a-powerful-segment. Estimated to comprise between 400-600 million, the size of middle-class makes it impossible for political-parties to ignore. But its a heterogeneous-group. Its members drive economic growth by donning multiple roles: risk taking entrepreneurs, providers of human capital and savings, and consumers with discretionary spending power.
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Congress Uses Poverty As Political Weapon: PM Modi

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3:58 PM

Accusing the Congress of always using poverty as a major-political-weapon, PM Modi said the best remedy to eradicate-poverty is to do away with that party. "The Congress has all along been reaping political benefits by employing-poverty as-a-major-weapon. Poverty cannot be eradicated as-long-as the Congress exists," Modi said addressing the BJP's election rally in Sonepur which falls under Balangir Lok Sabha constituency in west Odisha.