Around 25 crore people have lifted themselves out of poverty in the last nine years : NITI Aayog

  1. According to NITI Aayog, nearly 25 crore people in India have lifted themselves out of poverty in the last nine years.
  2. The discussion paper released by NITI Aayog on 16 January 2024, focuses on Multidimensional Poverty in India from 2005 to 2006, analyzing the decline in poverty rates across various dimensions.
  3. The poverty rate has decreased from over 29 percent to around 11 percent in the mentioned nine-year period.
  4. Uttar Pradesh has witnessed the most significant reduction in poverty among Indian states, with nearly 6 crore people escaping poverty in the last nine years.
  5. Other states showing notable declines in poverty include Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan.
  6. NITI Aayog predicts that India will achieve single-digit poverty rates this year, marking a substantial accomplishment given that over 50 percent of the population was in poverty around 2005.
  7. The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of halving multidimensional poverty by 2030 is expected to be achieved by India much sooner than the set deadline.
  8. NITI Aayog CEO, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, emphasized that reducing absolute poverty by half in 8 to 9 years is a remarkable achievement that will showcase India’s progress towards its SDG goals to the world.

Q: What is the reported decline in poverty rate in India over the last nine years according to NITI Aayog?

a) 27 percent to around 9 percent
b) 25 percent to around 17 percent
c) 29 percent to around 11 percent
d) 20 percent to around 15 percent

Answer: 29 percent to around 11 percent

Q: Who currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog in India?

a) Narendra Modi
b) Amitabh Kant
c) Arvind Panagariya
d) B.V.R. Subrahmanyam

Answer: d) B.V.R. Subrahmanyam

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