Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh emerge as poorest states in India: Niti Aayog

As per the Niti Aayog's Multidimensional Poverty Index, 51.91 percent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 percent in Jharkhand and 37.79 percent in Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India November 26, 2021 15:11:52 IST
Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh emerge as poorest states in India: Niti Aayog

Representational image. PTI

New Delhi: Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in India, according to Niti Aayog's Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

As per the index, 51.91 percent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 percent in Jharkhand, 37.79 percent in Uttar Pradesh. While Madhya Pradesh (36.65 percent) has been placed fourth in the index, Meghalaya (32.67 percent) is at the fifth spot.

Kerala (0.71 percent), Goa (3.76 percent), Sikkim (3.82 percent), Tamil Nadu (4.89 percent) and Punjab (5.59 percent) have registered the lowest poverty across India and are at the bottom of the index.

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

Importantly, as a measure of multidimensional poverty, it captures multiple and simultaneous deprivation faced by households, it added.

The report said, 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, drinking water, electricity, housing, assets and bank accounts.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework, adopted by 193 countries in 2015, has redefined development policies, government priorities, and metrics for measuring development progress across the world.

The SDG framework, with 17 global goals and 169 targets, is significantly wider in scope and scale relative to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), its predecessor.

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar in his foreword said, "The development of the National Multidimensional Poverty Index of India is an important contribution towards instituting a public policy tool which monitors multidimensional poverty, informs evidence-based and focused interventions, thereby ensuring that no one is left behind."

Kumar further said this baseline report of India's first ever national MPI measure is based on the reference period of 2015-16 of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS).

The national MPI measure has been constructed by utilising 12 key components which cover areas such as health and nutrition, education and standard of living, he said.

Read all the Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News,
India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Updated Date:

also read

Positive changes in UP just 'trailer', real film after polls, says Nitin Gadkari
India

Positive changes in UP just 'trailer', real film after polls, says Nitin Gadkari

Taking an apparent dig at rivals Congress and Samajwadi Party, Gadkari said the state doesn't have a government of mother-son or father-son'

JGGLCCE 2021: Online application for 956 posts begins today at jssc.nic.in; check direct link here
India

JGGLCCE 2021: Online application for 956 posts begins today at jssc.nic.in; check direct link here

The provision to make changes in the application form will be granted from 19 February to 21 February

Jharkhand: Man beaten to death, set on fire for felling trees, weeks after state passed anti-lynching bill
India

Jharkhand: Man beaten to death, set on fire for felling trees, weeks after state passed anti-lynching bill

Following a series of mob lynching cases in Jharkhand, the state passed the Prevention of Mob Violence and Mob Lynching Bill, 2021 on 21 December to put an end to the vigilante justice system