Ep. 812: Understanding India’s poverty data

Since 2011-12, there has not been any official estimate of poverty in India. Recently two papers (World Bank and International Monetary Fund) estimated the poverty to be around 10.2% and 0.8%, respectively. In this episode, Pranay Kotasthane and Sarthak Pradhan talk about the state of data on India’s poverty levels.

Sources referred to in the podcast:

  1. Poverty in India Has Declined over the Last Decade But Not As Much As Previously Thought – Sutirtha Sinha Roy, Roy van der Weide
  2. Pandemic, Poverty, and Inequality: Evidence from India – Surjit Bhalla ; Karan Bhasin ; Arvind Virmani