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UN Report:Poverty in India declined by 16 Percent

Jul 6, 2013 10:40 IST

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The overall poverty incidence in India declined by 16 per cent between 1994 and 2010 as per the report of the UN Millennium Development Goals for 2013 released on 5 July 2013 in New Delhi. According to report, the poverty rate in India declined to 33 per cent in 2010 from 49 per cent in 1994. The decline in the poverty was more perceptible during 2005 to 2010.

The report has been compiled by an Inter Agency and Expert group led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat.

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