Poverty is being axed in India where a total of 415 million people moved out of poverty within just 15 years from 2005/2006 to 2019/2021.

This achievement has been highlighted by the UN in its report made public on Tuesday. The UN report highlights this in its report on the world's most populous nation.

The latest update of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) was released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford.

It said that 25 countries, including India, successfully halved their global MPI values within 15 years, showing that rapid progress is attainable.

Other countries include Cambodia, China, Congo, Honduras, Indonesia, Morocco, Serbia, and Vietnam.

Notably in April, India surpassed China to become the world’s most populous nation with 142.86 crore people, according to UN data.

“Notably, India saw a remarkable reduction in poverty, with 415 million people exiting poverty within a span of just 15 years- 2005/6-19/21)”, the UN report said.


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