Guwahati News Desk: According to the inaugural Multi-dimensional Poverty Index issued by NITI Aayog on Friday, Assam stands at the lowest in the nation in the Northeastern region, trailing only Meghalaya.
With 32.67 percent, Assam is the poorest state in the Northeast, following after Nagaland (10th with 25.23 percent), Arunachal Pradesh (11th with 24.27 percent), Manipur (14th with 17.89 percent), Tripura (16th with 16.65 percent), and Mizoram (17th with 16.65 percent) (22nd with 9.80 percent ). Meghalaya is India’s fifth poorest state.
According to the survey, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh are the poorest states in India, with Assam coming in sixth place. According to the research, Bihar has the highest poverty rate at 51.91 percent, trailed by Jharkhand with 42.16 percent, Uttar Pradesh with 37.79 percent, Madhya Pradesh with 36.65 percent, and Meghalaya with 32.67 percent. Kerala has the lowest poverty rate of 0.71 percent, whereas Goa (3.76 percent), Sikkim (3.82 percent), Tamil Nadu (4.89 percent), and Punjab (5.59 percent) have the highest. Dadra and Nagar Haveli (27.36 percent) is the poorer of the union territories (UTs), while Puducherry (1.72 percent) is the richest.
This collection of processes of India’s first national MPI measurement is known as the National Family Health Survey’s reference period of 2015-16, according to Kumar (NFHS). He said that the national MPI is made up of 12 necessary elements that encompass issues including food and wellbeing, schooling, and quality of living.
“While this paper is an essential first step towards mainstreaming MPI, it is based on a five-year-old dataset.” “In recent years, the effectiveness of several development programmes has resulted in improvement in critical dimensions such as healthcare, literacy, and living conditions,” it noted.