Survey started to estimate poverty in the country. ZNDM NEWS |

The Modi government has started a survey to estimate poverty in the country. In order to estimate poverty, facilities like nutrition, drinking water, housing and cooking fuel have been included in this survey, in this survey it will be found that how many people in the country have access to these facilities. The government stopped using the poverty line a few years ago.

To estimate poverty in the country, the Modi government has started a survey. In order to estimate poverty, facilities like nutrition, drinking water, housing and cooking fuel have been included in this survey, in this survey it will be found that how many people in the country have access to these facilities. A few years ago the government stopped using the poverty line. It is necessary for the government to formulate social sector schemes to find out the number of poor and the poverty level. The C Rangarajan Committee had estimated a 10 crore increase in the number of poor in the 2014 report. The Committee formed the Consumption Expenditure for this. According to him, the number of poor in the country is 36.3 crores, i.e. 29.6 percent of the total population. This figure stood at 26.98 crore (21.9 percent) in the previous report of Suresh Tendulkar Committee. However, the 2014 report was rejected by the NDA government.

Sources reveal that the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation will do field work for the poverty survey. The NITI Aayog has been ordered to monitor the performance of the country and the states. The results of the survey will be included in the UNDP's Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Countries in this index are ranked on the basis of health, education and standard of living.
According to Global Standards, the definition of multidimensional nature includes indicators such as low income, poor health, risk of violence and poor functioning. The UNDP's MPI assesses the status of facilities such as health (child mortality, nutrition), education (total years of schooling, enrollment) and mode of living (water, sanitation, electricity, cooking fuel, land, property). Does.  
In a recent meeting between NITI Aayog and officials of the Ministry, the methodology for assessing poverty was decided. According to the survey results, the NITI Aayog will prepare a poverty index. This will rank states and union territories. It aims to bring more people out of poverty by increasing competition in the states. This way the ranking in the country's UN Poverty Index will improve.