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India: national multidimensional poverty index baseline report – based on NFHS-4 (2015-16)

Chandigarh ranked fourth among eight Union Territories (UTs) with 5.97 percent of city’s population under Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) — a new index that is based on health, education, standard of living. In case of states, the performance of Chandigarh is poorer than five states including Punjab (5.59 percent), Tamil Nadu (4.89 percent), Sikkim (3.82 percent), Goa (3.76 percent) and Kerala (0.71 percent). The findings were released in a survey, National Dimensional Poverty Index, by NITI Aayog.