India Has Significantly Beaten Poverty In The Last 10 Years, Moves 28 Positions Up

India’s Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) has significantly dropped. India now ranks 26 which is a huge improvement from its earlier position at 54 among 102 developing countries.

Between 2005-06 to 2015-16, the poverty level came down from 55% to 21%, improving the country’s MDP ranking of India which, is an international measure of acute poverty is calculated based on three key categories- health, education and living standards.

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