Niti Aayog vindicates UPA’s claims on poverty alleviation
Vindicant the position of the UPA government in eliminating people from poverty, voluntary India’s national evaluation report on the implementation of sustainable development goals in the United Nations said sustained growth 8.3% from 2004-2005 to 2011-2012 and 6.2% 1993-1994 in 2003-2004 “profit generated
Employment and wage increases helped, which allowed the poor directly. “Niti Aayog led the preparation of the report as part of its coordinating role for Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
The review report was presented to the UN last week and will be discussed at a meeting of the Multilateral Agency’s High-Level Political Forum in July.
The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda called on several countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 targets set over the next 15 years.
“This has also led the government to a larger volume of income that allows it to withstand high levels of social spending and thus double the direct impact of growth in poverty,” the report said, adding that the establishment implemented various control measures Of the anti-poverty programs as against MGNREGA helped the weakest sectors of society. “The Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), for example, has generated more than 2 billion person-days of employment in 2016-17, largely for disadvantaged sections of the population. The society, “according to the report, pointing out that women and disadvantaged groups were the main beneficiaries of the employment guarantee system in rural areas, which represents 56% and 39% of workdays generated during the year Past, respectively.
Data released in 2013 by the previous Planning Commission, which was replaced by Niti Aayog showed that from 2004 to 2005, about 2 people were removed from poverty each year from 2004-2005 resulting in fewer people Below the Tendulkar poverty line to 270 million in 2011 to 2012 compared to 407 million in 2004-05.
“There is compelling evidence that India’s rapid growth has resulted in economic reforms initiated in 1991 leading to a significant reduction in poverty. Poverty has declined in all economic, social and religious groups throughout the country, and In all states of the post-reform era, “Niti Aayog said in the report. He emphasized these points in his first objective of sustainable development “to put an end to poverty in all its forms everywhere.”
In addition, the voluntary screening report also emphasizes the importance of food security to address the adverse effects of poverty. “A direct consequence of poverty is food insecurity.
To remedy this problem, the National Food Security Act provides a substantial quantity of food grains to nearly 75 percent of the population in rural areas and 50 percent of the population in urban areas at affordable prices in the low Target public distribution system. He told me. The PDS program offers 5 kg of wheat or rice per person per month at subsidized prices.
In the future, the report says that efforts are needed to ensure that access to basic services, ie universal water and sanitation, are priority areas outside programs already underway, including housing for all, access to Education, health and nutritional security. Pay particular attention to “vulnerable groups such as women and children.”
In the opening statement of the report, Vice President Niti Aayog Arvind Panagariya noted that while India remains committed to protecting the environment, the success of the Paris Accord compelling other signatories “to fulfill their commitment.”
“These … include the provision of financial resources worth $ 100 billion a year to developing countries,” he wrote. Recently, the United States abandoned the Paris agreement, which aims to reduce global carbon emissions.
“Even in the fight against poverty, India remains committed to protecting the environment. As part of its national contributions, India has committed to reducing the intensity of emissions per unit of GDP by 33-35% in 2030 compared to its 2005 levels.
In addition, it plans to create an additional carbon sink from 2.5 to 3 billion tons with additional tree cover, “said Panagariya.