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(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Winning War Against Poverty


(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Winning War Against Poverty

Topic: Winning War Against Poverty

Topic Description:

October 17 marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Being observed every year since 1987, the day aims to promote awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in the developing countries.

As per the United Nations, more than 700 million people, or 10% of the world's population, is still living in extreme poverty... struggling to fulfill the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation to name a few.

1.3 billion people across 101 countries (23.1%) are multi-dimension-ally poor, a half of them are children under the age of 18.

India has reduced poverty in recent years. As per the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index.

India lifted 271 million people out of poverty between 2006 and 2016, recording the fastest reductions in the multidimensional poverty index values during the period.

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Courtesy: RSTV