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Debate as figures suggest decrease in Indian poverty

2 August 2013 Last updated at 15:50 BST

Poverty has declined sharply, according to the latest figures released by the Indian government.

An official report shows that the number of people counted as poor decreased by more than 15% over the seven years until 2012

But the measure used to calculate these figures has been disputed, as Yogita Limaye reports.

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