Although 135 million individuals were pulled out of poverty between 2015–16 and 2019–21, an NITI Aayog research titled "National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): A Progress Review 2023" revealed that 14.96% of the population still experiences multidimensional poverty.

The survey made clear that a sizable percentage of the populace still struggles with a variety of deprived conditions, such as insufficient access to basic necessities including food, healthcare, education, and utilities.

The number of people who are multidimensionally poor in India has decreased by 9.89 percentage points, from 24.85% in 2015–16 to 14.96% in 2019–21, according to the most recent National Family Health Survey (NFHS–5).

According to the research, rural regions have seen the most improvements, with poverty rates dropping from 32.59% to 19.28%. The poverty rate dropped from 8.65% to 5.27% in metropolitan areas. Because it was able to lift 34.3 million people out of multidimensional poverty, Uttar Pradesh's success stands out.

Despite these encouraging tendencies, there are still differences between rural and urban communities. According to the survey, 19.28% of people in rural regions continue to live in multidimensional poverty, compared to 5.27% in urban areas. It will need coordinated efforts and focused interventions to close this gap and provide fair chances for all societal sectors.

The research made clear the urgent need to resolve issues relating to the availability and quality of basic services. There is still work to be done in areas like sanitation, nutrition, and healthcare, despite the fact that government programmes like the Poshan Abhiyan, Swachh Bharat Mission, and different schemes have helped to improve conditions. For these programmes to have a long-lasting impact and to reach the most disadvantaged groups, further work is required.

Although the government's commitment to attaining the SDGs and ending poverty by 2030 is clear, the study emphasised the need for ongoing attention to developing and executing successful policies and activities.

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