On the Record

Grim reality of India’s poverty dip

Official statistics might show that poverty is reducing but that story might not go down well with people who seem to teeter obviously on the brink of poverty, like daily wage workers. In fact,

The current estimate shows that even while poverty is lessening, it is becoming more chronic in states with a history of poverty: the poorest cannot move out of the poverty trap.

Understand how the calculations work and take a look at the big picture in this Down To Earth article, up here.


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