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Reflections on the NITI Aayog Multidimensional Poverty Index
Authors: Sanjay K Mohanty, U. S. Mishra, and K. D. Maiti
Source: Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 57, issue 14
Topic(s): Inequality
Country: Asia
Published: APR 2022
Abstract: The availability of information from the pan-India household survey, the National Family Health Survey, facilitates the adoption of the global multidimensional poverty framework and helps in generating results for the Indian states and districts, but it fails to capture the true level of multiple deprivations in better-off states and urban areas. The explicit limitation of the fresh endeavour by the NITI Aayog is its lack of comparability across the spectrum of human development within the country.