New Delhi: The United Nations Organisation (UNO) praised India for the continuous decline in the number of poor. Within a decade and half, more than 40 crore people have crossed the poverty line in the country. It is reported that between 2005-06 and 2019-21 , 41.5 lakh people have crossed the poverty line. The figures and details are given in the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index published together by the United Nations Developmental Project (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).
The UN opined that this is a historical achievement and this will prove how it comes possible for India to bring down fifty percent of its poverty by the year 2030.
Report also said that due to the Covid pandemic the global attempt to overcome poverty will slow down from 3 to 10 years. As per the analysis in the World Food Programme about food security , the number of people facing a crisis in food has been increased to 193 million in 2021.