Student Projects/Poverty with majority population

The poverty is described as a state of being poor, that is the state of not having enough money to take care of basic needs such as food,clothing,and housing

The poverty in India is measured by a poverty line that is probably one of the most disputed and incessantly attacked measure in the world.

Poverty in India - Statistics

·        50% of Indians don’t have proper shelter;

·        70% don’t have access to decent toilets (which inspires a multitude of bacteria to host their own disease party);

·        35% of households don’t have a nearby water source;

·        85% of villages don’t have a secondary school (how can this be the same government claiming 9% annual growth?);

·        Over 40% of these same villages don’t have proper roads connecting them.

The forgotten poor

There’s also the problem of huge segments of the population that are not included in the official poverty count, namely the Dalits (the untouchables), women and minority ethnic tribes.

They’re groups that are marginalized in the society and These groups are marginalized in society and it’s more convenient for politicians to announce massive reductions in poverty by simply not including them in a census. It is easier to pretend they do

Current estimations of the number of people below the poverty line vary from 20 to 50% of the population - from conservatives' to liberals' estimations – precisely because of the debate around the Indian poverty line.

The idea is that recognizing either 240 million or 600 million poor means radically different policies for a government, so clearly the stakes