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Poverty still a big concern for India
Poverty can be defined as when people find it difficult to meet the minimum requirements of acceptable living standards. Million of people in India are unable to meet basic standards; nearly 38 per cent of India's population is poor.
INDIA HAS achieved a lot in this decade in each and every sector, politically, economically, socially, empowering of women etc but still poverty is very much concerning issue for India.
 

Poverty can be defined as a situation when people find it difficult to meet the minimum requirements of acceptable living standards. Million of people in India are unable to meet basic standards; nearly 38 per cent of India’s population is poor. Poverty has many dimensions from place to place and across the time, but India has undoubtedly failed in its responsibilities towards citizens over the last 60 years.

Indian poverty rates are defined as the fraction of people living in households whose real capita total expenditure falls below the poverty line. Although Indian economy has growth steadily over the last two decades but the problem of poverty still remains the same for India.


India still has a higher rate of malnutrition among children under the age of three than any country in the world. The poorest people will also less access to health, education and other basic services. Rural women engage in multiple economic activities that are critical to survival of poor households.


Government focuses on poverty reduction strategy that involves the poor, women and men from schedule caste (SC) and schedule tribe (ST), migrants, minorities etc. To develop livelihood plants in area such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, land resource development, rural tourism and handicrafts etc, but still the position of rural India is poor.


Extending poverty rights protection to the poor is one of the most important poverty reduction strategies a nation could take. The target of poverty deduction was not achieved yet because of some major reasons which are as follows:

  • Unequal distribution of income
  • High population growth
  • Illiteracy
  • Caste system
These are the major issues which first have to be control by our government than only we can achieve our targets of poverty reduction and be a developed country.
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