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Why weve to worry about inequality to win fight against poverty

NEW DELHI: In the 10 years between 2005-06 and 2015-16, India pulled more than 271 million people out of extreme poverty, a population larger than that of Indonesia. Further, the biggest gains were made among the states and groups that were the worst off. But while governments have been on an overdrive to cover the basic needs of poor people, widening inequality leaves them exposed to the same disadvantages that had limited their life choices to begin with. Such inequalities stand out in key areas that determine how effectively people can beat poverty. Heres where they are at work.



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