33,600 in 335,000 households belong to poverty-stricken families, according to the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, who said so as a reply to a question put forward by deputy Danielle Selvon last week in Parliament.
Statistics Mauritius defines a poor family consisting of 2 adults and 2 children as one receiving less than Rs 13,310 as monthly revenues. More than 9% of Mauritian families fall into this category. Another 2% of the population will also be defined as poor — this will be the groups that are not included in the model mentioned previously, with different numbers of adults and children.
These figures date back to 2012. The PM says that no such study has been done ever since.
The final plan that is to combat poverty in the country that was proposed following the general elections of 2014 will soon be implemented, according to DefiMedia.info.