Dharwad district has the Least percentage of its population as Multidimensionally poor in North Karnataka

According to a survey by Niti Aayog, Dharwad district has performed much better than all districts of North Karnataka as far as the percentage of the population who are considered to be Multidimensionally poor is concerned.

Dharwad district has around 9.65% of its population categorized as Multidimensionally poor which is the least in North Karnataka. The figures of Dharwad are much better than the state average of 13.16%.

Percentage of the population considered as Multidimensionally poor of few districts in Karnataka (The Lower, the Better)

The National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) for India is aimed at Leveraging the Monitoring mechanism and Methodology. The index is used to rigorously benchmark National and Subnational performance and drive programmatic actions and reforms.

Bangalore Urban district has the least percentage of the population categorized as Multidimensionally poor (2.31%) in Karnataka followed by Mandya and Hassan districts with 6.62% and 6.64% respectively.

Yadgir district has the highest percentage of its population categorized as Multidimensionally poor (41.67%) followed by Raichur (32.19%) and Koppal (24.6%) districts.

Kerala has the least percentage of the population categorized as Multidimensionally poor (0.71%) followed by Goa (3.76%), Sikkim (3.82%), and Tamil Nadu (4.89%).

Bihar state has the highest percentage of the population categorized as Multidimensionally poor (51.91%) followed by Jharkhand (42.16%), Uttar Pradesh (37.79%), and Madhya Pradesh (36.65%).

Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog said that “India’s National MPI captures multiple and simultaneous deprivations faced by households across the three macro dimensions of Health, Education and Living standards.

“Estimates of national MPI headcount ratio and intensity have been furnished not only for the country and States but also for all the districts, which is a unique feature of this report” added Amitabh Kant.

Shoko Noda, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme said that ” India’s National MPI: Baseline Report & Dashboard is a milestone in its journey towards realizing the SDGs, in particular –target 1.2 of the 2030 Agenda which specifically focuses on addressing poverty in all its dimensions”.

India’s national MPI will provide crucial insights into multiple cross-sectoral indicators for decision-makers at the National, State, and District levels. From the perspective of planning and policy design, it will complement existing metrics in tracking the progress made by the nation.

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