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Kerala’s Poverty Index reflects the government’s “unwavering commitment” to social welfare: Vijayan

Kerala has the lowest poverty in the country, as noted in a report by NITI Ayog, is a reflection of the left-wing government’s unwavering commitment to social welfare, the chief state minister said on Friday. Pinarayi Vijayan. NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) ranked the state as the lowest poverty state at 0.71 percent in India, followed by Goa with 3.76 percent, Sikkim with 3. 82 percent, Tamil Nadu with 4.89 percent and Punjab with 5.59 percent.

Vijayan, in a tweet, said the achievement would boost efforts to end extreme poverty.

“According to the Multidimensional Poverty Index of @NITIAayog, Kerala has the lowest percentage of the poor population, 0.71%. Our unwavering commitment to social welfare is reflected in this achievement, which will be a huge blow. a boost in our efforts to end extreme poverty, “he said in the tweet.

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have become the poorest states in India, according to NITI Aayog’s first MPI report.

According to the index, 51.91% of Bihar’s population is poor, followed by 42.16% in Jharkhand and 37.79% in Uttar Pradesh. While Madhya Pradesh (36.65 percent) was ranked fourth in the index, Meghalaya (32.67 percent) is in fifth place.

According to the report, India’s national MPI measure uses the robust and globally accepted methodology developed by the Oxford Initiative on Poverty and Human Development (OPHI) and the United Nations Program. for development (UNDP).

The report states that India’s MPI has three equally weighted dimensions, health, education and standard of living – which are represented by 12 indicators namely nutrition, child and adolescent mortality, antenatal care, years of schooling, school attendance, cooking fuel, sanitation, potable water, electricity, housing, assets and bank accounts.