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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D

Multidimensional poverty and sustainable rural development: A study from Jammu and Kashmir, India


Author(s): Shahnawaz Ahmed

Abstract: Poverty being a global phenomenon, affects population in all the corners of the world. Despite its existence in both the developed and developing countries, its actual heat is felt more in developing countries. The existence of multidimensional poverty acts as an obstacle to the sustainable rural development. Since majority of people in India reside in rural areas, as such multidimensional poverty affects the livelihoods of the majority of them. Multidimensional Poverty Index measures poverty not in terms of income only but brings out deprivations regarding certain minimum requirements of a household like adequate food, proper shelter, electricity, sanitation and also assets. Moreover, provisions such as; safe drinking water, sanitation, health and educational facilities have also been incorporated to give a multi-dimensional twist to poverty. Though the Nations like Colombia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Egypt and Panama among others have adopted national MPI as a measure of poverty; India still has not realized its importance to be adopted at national level. A recent data of 2017 on MPI by OPHI ranks India 37th in terms of multidimensional poverty index. As such, this paper shall estimate the level of multi-dimensional poverty faced by households in the Galhotti village of Rajouri District. It shall also assess whether those out of income poverty or above BPL face multiple deprivations or not. And shall also highlight how the existence of multidimensional poverty acts as an obstacle to the sustainable rural development.

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How to cite this article:
Shahnawaz Ahmed. Multidimensional poverty and sustainable rural development: A study from Jammu and Kashmir, India. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2021;3(1):304-308.
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