ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Niranjan Debnath

Regional Variations in Multidimensional Poverty

Regional variations in multidimensional poverty and inequality are analysed for the two different administrative regions of Tripura—village committees under the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council and gram panchayats under the panchayati raj institutions—using a primary survey. Special emphasis is laid on the deprivations of households with regard to health, education, and the standard of living across these two administrative regions as well as the rural development blocks. The level of multidimensional poverty and incidence appears to be higher in village committees than gram panchayats even though the average deprivation among the poor is around 40% for both the areas with robust between-group inequality.

Multidimensional Poverty in Tripura

The changes in multidimensional poverty are analysed for the states of the north-eastern region in general, and Tripura in particular, from 2000 to 2015. Special emphasis is laid on the household characteristics in Tripura and the rural–urban, gender, social, and religion subgroups. The value of the multidimensional poverty index fell by 4.6% during the study period and the proportion of the multidimensionally poor by 1.7% per annum. The reduction in the MPI and the incidence of poverty was significantly higher in the rural areas of Tripura considering the social and religious subgroups.