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India no longer has the world's largest population of the extreme poor

India no longer has the world's largest population of the extreme poor, according to a study by US-based think tank Brookings. That dubious distinction has now gone to Nigeria, which has 87 million people living in extreme poverty compared with India's 73 million. The study shows that as many as 44 Indians are coming out of poverty every minute, and the country's goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 now seems realistic. According to the World Bank, a person living on less than $1.9 a day falls in the extreme poverty category.