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Poverty In India. Alex Lally and Ally Hannigan. General. One fifth of the world’s people live on less than $ 1 a day, and 44% of them are in South Asia 26 percent of India is below the poverty line This is happening in mainly in rural areas of India. Poverty in the States of India.

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poverty in india

Poverty In India

Alex Lally and Ally Hannigan

general
General
  • One fifth of the world’s people live on less than $ 1 a day, and 44% of them are in South Asia
  • 26 percent of India is below the poverty line
  • This is happening in mainly in rural areas of India
poverty in the states of india
Poverty in the States of India
  • One half of India’s poor is located the three states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra, West Bengal and Orissa account for 22.5% of poverty
female literacy and infant mortality rates
Female Literacy and Infant Mortality Rates
  • Lack of food and health care due to low income/assets is associated with the higher probability of a new born child dying between birth and the age of one
  • The High Female illiteracy rate has a major impact on IMR
  • If more women were literate the IMR would be much higher
why is this happening
Why is this Happening
  • Even though India’s economy is growing there wealth distribution is uneven
  • 1/4 of the nation's population earns less than the government-specified $0.40/day
  • Unemployment and underemployment
  • Over-reliance on agriculture
  • High population growth rate
cultural reasons
Cultural Reasons
  • The Caste System(Hindu Religion) prevents people from educational, ownership, and employment opportunities
what is being done
What is Being Done
  • Microfinance( very small loans) has helped India a lot
  • There are multiple organization to help feed them and keep there agriculture going
  • The Planning Commission sets up a five year plan for India to help them achieve goal such as ending poverty
positive things happening in india middle class
Positive Things Happening in India: Middle Class
  • Currently India adds 40 million people to its middle class every year
  • estimated 300 million Indians now belong to the middle class
  • one-third of them have emerged from poverty in the last ten years
  • It is predicted that by 2025 the Majority of Indians will live in middle class
works cited
Works Cited
  • "India." Grameenfoundation.Org. 2007. India Advisory Council. 21 Apr. 2008 <http://www.grameenfoundation.org/where_we_work/south_asia/india/?gclid=CPCXp_ek7JICFQN-lgodf3NR4g>.
  • "Poverty in India." Indiainestop.Com. 2007. Ontrack Systems Limited. 21 Apr. 2008 <http://indiaonestop.com/povertyindia.htm>.
  • Mehta, Aasha. "Chronic Poverty in India: Overview Study." Eldis os 1.1 (2002): 1-79. 23 Apr. 2008 <http://www.chronicpoverty.org/pdfs/07Mehta_Shah.pdf>