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Poverty has various dimensions. They are,

1. Income poverty : Income poverty due to the lack of income. This is classified into two types. They are,

a). Extreme poverty : It is the lack of income necessary to satisfy basic food needs.

b). Overall poverty : It is the lack of income necessary to essential non - food needs.

2. Human poverty :
This due to lack of basic human capabilities : illiteracy, malnutrition, abbreviated life span, poor, maternal health, illness from preventable diseases.

3. Multidimensional Nature of Poverty :
This due to deprivation in the most essential capabilities of life, including leading a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable, having adequate economic provisioning and participating fully in the life of the community.

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