Policies should work not only towards reducing the number of people below the poverty line but also ensuring that people do not suffer from multiple deprivations. Critically examine the above statement in the light of methodology adopted to measure poverty in independent India. (250 W)

Mentor’s Comment: Similar question has been asked in 2016-mains, (“An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples.) Introduction should explain poverty as a social phenomenon. We can also mention about the UN Human Rights Council definition of poverty. Next, we need to mention about … Continue reading Policies should work not only towards reducing the number of people below the poverty line but also ensuring that people do not suffer from multiple deprivations. Critically examine the above statement in the light of methodology adopted to measure poverty in independent India. (250 W)