Guwahati: Assam is experiencing one of the most prosperous periods in modern history and the state’s poverty rate has declined by 25 per cent in the last three years. This is what Assam Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma has to say. Citing NITI Aayog data, he claimed that more than 80 lakh people have come out of poverty.
NITI Aayog’s MPI shared
Sharing the National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of NITI Aayog, CM Himanta Vishwa Sharma said that the state’s poverty ratio has reduced from 36.97 percent in 2013-14 to 14.47 percent in 2022-2023.
80 lakh people came out of poverty
The CM posted on the social media platform, “Under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 80 lakh people in the state have come out of poverty. In the last 3 years, the poverty ratio has decreased by 25 percent.
Assam is developing rapidly
The CM also claimed that the northeastern state is developing rapidly. Assam can be included in the top five states of the country. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We are currently on a rapid development path, due to which Assam will contribute significantly to nation building by becoming one of the top 5 states in the country.”
NITI Aayog conducted an assessment known as MPI to look at the prevalence of poverty using 12 indicators assets, bank accounts, school attendance, cooking fuel, nutrition and child and adolescent mortality. (IANS)
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