Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday, released the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report for 2017. As per the report, the state stands equivalent to 51st rank globally with an index value of 0.0825 (values range from 0 to 1 with 0 being the best and 1 being the worst). India, on the other hand, has an index value of 0.1911 with a rank equivalent to 66th position globally.
“AP becomes the first state in the country to conduct a household survey exclusively to estimate Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) at state & district levels. We stand equivalent to 51st rank globally, with an index value of 0.0825, while India stands at 66th position with an index value of 0.1911. MPI is an important indicator which focusses not only on monetary poverty but also on multiple deprivations faced by people,” Mr Naidu commented while sharing the news on social media platforms.
AP becomes the first state in the country to conduct a household survey exclusively to estimate Multidimensional Poverty Index(MPI) at state & district levels. We stand equivalent to 51st rank…
East Godavari topped in Andhra Pradesh with 0.0468 and Vizianagaram is at the bottom with 0.1271, it has been learned.
The study also found that 12 percent of the state population lacked access to safe drinking water while 29 percent still doesn’t have independent sanitation facility.
The MPI poverty headcount ratio has reduced from 41.6% in 2005-06 to 21% in 2016-17. The rural ratio stands at 22% while it stands at 19% for urban areas.
The study was conducted by the Vision Management Unit (VMU) of the Planning Department in collaboration with the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of the University of Oxford, England.