India achieves remarkable success in poverty reduction as 415 million individuals escape its clutches in a span of 15 years, according to the United Nations. The UN report commends India for a decline in deprivation across all indicators, with the most significant progress observed among the poorest states and marginalized communities, including children and disadvantaged caste groups.

In a remarkable feat, the United Nations (UN) reveals that a staggering 415 million people have risen above the poverty line in India between 2005/2006 and 2019/2021. This milestone achievement by the world’s most populous nation is brought to light on July 11.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at the University of Oxford have released the latest update of the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).