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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.

Question:

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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