Even after more than 63 years of Independence India still has the world’s largest number of  poor people in a country where politicians are taking royalty of Mahatama gandhi.

Poverty level is not uniform across India. The poverty level is below 10% in states like
Delhi, Goa, and Punjab etc whereas it is below 50% in Bihar (43) and Orissa (47). It is
between 30-40% in Northeastern states of Assam, Tripura, and Mehgalaya and in Southern states of TamilNadu and Uttar Pradesh.

Multi-dimensional poverty is highest (81.4% poor) among Scheduled Tribes within India’s Hindu population, followed by Scheduled Castes (65.8%), Other Backward Class (58.3%) and finally the general population (33.3%). With India’s food-subsidy bill poised to double to Rs 1,00,000 crore per year if every family below the poverty line gets 35 kg of wheat or rice, up from the current 25 kg, Satna shows how it could be wasted if the corrupt bureaucracy isn’t reformed.

Government NAREGA scheme of  Rs-41,000 crore , but poor people not getting advantage. This scheme is only for selected persons for 100 days in a year job , and pay is Rs- 100 per pay day only.   READ FULL ARTICLE

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