December 4, 2019
Poverty rate has declined in Bangla, says Centre’s report
Poverty rate has decreased in Bangla during Mamata Banerjee’s tenure, a recent report by the Centre shows. It has decreased by 6 per cent in both rural and urban areas.
At a time when poverty is on the rise across the country, this data from Bangla is significant. The rate of decline of poverty rate in Bangla is the highest among large States.
In 2011-12, the poverty rate in Bangla was 19.98 per cent. The rural poverty rate was 22.52 per cent and urban poverty rate was 14.66 per cent. In 2017-18, the poverty rate in the State stands at 13.98 per cent.
Undoubtedly, the credit for achieving this feat goes to Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her policies.