Large distinction in poverty index estimation in Puducherry- The New Indian Categorical

By Categorical Information Service

PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry authorities presents a opposite image of poverty with greater than half of the inhabitants (50.17 per cent) holding BPL ration playing cards. That is in sharp distinction with the NITI Aayog’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of UT’s poverty ratio of 1.72 per cent, with the UT rating second among the many 28 States and 9 Union Territories.

The region-wise proportion of BPL inhabitants within the UT of Puducherry is Yanam 5.18, Karaikal 3.13, Puducherry 1.3 and Mahe 0.08. The nationwide proportion is 25.01 and it ranges from as little as 0.71 p.c in Kerala to as excessive as 51.91 per cent in Bihar.

“This estimate of Puducherry’s poverty is suitable with the sooner assessments made by 4 main Studies of the Authorities of Puducherry, particularly Puducherry Imaginative and prescient: 2020 (2003), Puducherry State Improvement Report (2010), Annual Sectoral Doc of Planning and Analysis Division (2020) and CAG Report (2018-19),” says former Lok Sabha member M Ramadass. The massive variation between 1.72 per cent of NITI Aayog and 50.17 per cent of the Authorities of Puducherry is inexplicable, says Ramadass. 

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