Status: The figure of ‘multidimensional’ poor people has reduced from 25% in 2016 to 11.3% in 2023 as per the NITI Aayog report. The latest survey of household consumption expenditure revealed that the average monthly spending of an Indian family has grown by 2.5 times in the past 11 years. Citing the survey figures, PM Modi and the NITI Aayog CEO have said that the poverty levels could be close to 5 per cent or in the single-digit; however, no official study corroborates their statements as yet. i ii iii iv v vi