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India Reduces Extreme Poverty Rate to Below 3%, World Poverty Clock

Published on March 05, 2024
Current Context: According to the latest data from the World Poverty Clock, less than 3% of India’s population is now living under extreme poverty.
India Reduces Extreme Poverty Rate to Below 3%, according to data from the World Poverty Clock
  • This is a significant milestone towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
  • The number of people living in extreme poverty in India has declined from 4.69 crore in 2022 to nearly 3.44 crore in 2024.
  • This reduction in poverty is attributed to high growth and various schemes such as the national mission for toilet construction, universal access to electricity, modern cooking fuel, and piped water.
  • This achievement is a testament to India’s efforts in reducing poverty and improving the quality of life for its citizens.


Q.1 What is the current percentage of India’s population living under extreme poverty according to the World Poverty Clock?
a. 5%
b. 7%
c. 10%
d. Less than 3%
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