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Cloud over India’s growth story: Poverty and inequality rose in most states in 2019

The Sustainable Development Goals Index released by Niti Aayog and the UN reveals some worrisome trends. India is losing its footing in key areas such as poverty alleviation, ending hunger, economic growth, and preserving life on land. It’s a setback for the country’s efforts to rapidly raise standards of living. The India growth story is under siege at the moment.
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muskan-khan
21 Feb 2020 5 Mins Read 10 comments
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Perhaps it’s time to ring the alarm bells again. After lifting millions out of poverty over the past three decades after reforms, India may just be losing its way again. The country’s performance on two vital fronts — fighting hunger and poverty — has slipped in 2019, reveals a deeper analysis of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index report
Creation of robust mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the progress on implementation of SDGs, therefore, requires immediate and focused action. But as India inches closer to the 2030 timeline, meeting the UN’s ambitious global development goals looks a tall order. ( With inputs from N Sundaresha Subramanian) ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
Perhaps it’s time to ring the alarm bells again. After lifting millions out of poverty over the past three decades after reforms, India may just be losing its way again. The country’s performance on two vital fronts — fighting hunger and poverty — has slipped in 2019, reveals a deeper analysis of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Index report Creation of robust mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the progress on implementation of SDGs, therefore, requires immediate and focused action. But as India inches closer to the 2030 timeline, meeting the UN’s ambitious global development goals looks a tall order. ( With inputs from N Sundaresha Subramanian) ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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