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Questions many on Niti Aayog report claiming 25 crore Indians had escaped poverty

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 17: Experts have questioned the methodology and findings of the Niti Aayog report claiming that nearly 25 crore Indians had escaped poverty between 2013-14 and 2022-23. A decrease in the poverty estimates using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) methodology does not reveal if the purchasing power of the poor has gone up in this period, Economist Maitreesh Ghatak, a Professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), said. Santosh Mehrotra, a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath, found flaws with the claims of the Niti Aayog...
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21 cases of COVID sub-variant JN.1 found in 3 States, says NITI Aayog member V K Paul

NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 20: As many as 21 cases of COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 have been detected across the country till now, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul said on Wednesday but asserted that there was no need to panic. He said that the scientific community in India was closely investigating the new variant as he emphasised on the need for States to ramp up testing and strengthen their surveillance systems. Paul highlighted that about 91 to 92% of those infected are opting for home-based treatment. According to official sources...
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Niti Aayog’s VK Paul urges for more quality healthcare from private sector

NEW DELHI, October 27: NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul on Friday called for more support from the private sector to deliver quality healthcare even as he underscored central government initiatives that ensure access healthcare. Addressing a session on 'Perspectives on Healthcare' on the second day of of 'FICCI HEAL 2023', Dr Paul reaffirmed the commitment to strengthen the primary healthcare system in the country. “Commitment to primary healthcare is strong and I look forward to the opportunity on to go in that direction. We are looking forward to...
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