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Nrwdelhi:19/7/23:With effective implementation of pro-people measures and welfare schemes, Odisha is now among top 5 States in the country with steepest decline in poverty. As per NITI Aayog‘s National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report, Odisha has registered a decline in headcount ratio from 29.34% in 2015-16 to 15.68% in 2019-21.
The Multidimensional Poverty Index value in rural areas declined from 32.64% in 2015-16 to 17.72% in 2019-21 while in urban areas it declined from 12.32% to 5.42%. MPI value is assessed on parameters like improvement in health, education and standard of living.