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IMF report lauds 'Anna Yojna' for averting extreme poverty during pandemic
The Free Press Journal | 06/04/2022 01:15 PM | Click to read full article
India has averted the rise in extreme poverty through the food security scheme, Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), according to the International Monetary Fund report.
A new IMF paper found that extreme poverty (less than PPP $1.9 per person per day) in India is less than 1 percent in 2019 and it remained at that level even during the pandemic year 2020.