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Faster growth not leading to fast poverty reduction: Study - The Times of India

Faster growth not leading to fast poverty reduction: Study - The Times of India | Inclusive Business and Impact Investing | Scoop.it

GANDHINAGAR: A recent study has taken strong exception to those who argue thatGujarat's poverty levels have gone down drastically, and the main reason for this is the "economic model" of chief minister Narendra Modi. Presented at a seminar sponsored by thePlanning Commission of India, and slated to be part of a larger book on Gujarat growth story to be put out by the commission, the study, titled "Is Gujarat Growth Inclusive?", says that rate of reduction of poverty in Gujarat has been equal to all-India average, but Gujarat's ranking on incidence of poverty vis-a-vis other states has worsened, from 7th in 1993 to 9th in 2010.

Prepared by Prof Indira Hirway of Centre for Development Alternatives (CFDA) Ahmedabad, the study, based on the well-accepted methodology used by the Tendulkar Committee to calculate poverty, agrees that between 2004 and 2010, the annual percentage point in the decline in poverty in Gujarat was 1.7, about the same as all-India average of 1.5. But it underlines, "Several relatively slow growing states experienced much higher decline in poverty during this period."

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