Volume 10 (01), January 2024
EXPLORING THE DIMINISHED EXPOSURE OF IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES TO PREVIOUSLY OVERLOOKED DIMENSIONS OF POVERTY
Poverty remains a complex issue, despite progress in reducing its worldwide. This paper examines the impact of poverty reduction on impoverished populations, focusing on previously unaddressed aspects like education, healthcare, and sanitation. In recent years, the government of India has made significant efforts to address poverty, and there has been great progress in reducing the number of people living in poverty. It reviews literature, identifies initiatives from the Government of India and NITI Aayog, and presents data analysis to support the claim. The paper analyses NSSO data from the years 2015–2023 to track poverty changes, finding a reduction in hunger, illiteracy, and exposure to basic amenities. However, there is still a long way to go, and more efforts are needed to address all aspects of poverty in India.