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India's post-poverty challenge

The poor now mostly have enough food, but need better clinics, schools and administrators

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Signs of modern prosperity are common even in parts of India known to be among the poorest, such as the state of Uttar Pradesh. (Hindustan Times/Getty Images)

It is not often you see a chart that changes the way you look at Asia. The chart in question, which circulated online this week, shows India's unexpected recent progress curbing extreme poverty.

More importantly, it explains something important about India's changing development challenge, as it moves quickly to become a middle-income nation, rather than a poor one.

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