Can anyone ever dream off, two third of American population living on less than 26 cents a day? India is nowadays being projected as 'India Shining', it's economy booming, it's GDP growing at 8-9 % per annum. But how much it is benefiting the rural Indian population, below data shall reveal very much. As per one News report here is some startling data. This data is as per one report prepared by The National Sample Survey Organization.
a) More than 200 million people in rural India, lived on 12 Indian rupees
(26 cents) a day or less.
b) In India Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Chattisgarh and
Uttar Pradesh are the poorest Indian states.
c) In Orissa and Chattisgarh 55 to 57 percent of villagers lived on 12
Indian rupees (26 cents) a day.
d) 10 percent of the rural population all across India lived on just 9
Indian rupees (20 cents) a day.
e) 30 percent of poor in India's cities lived on just 19 Indian rupees
(42 cents) a day.
f) 10 percent of poor in India's cities lived on just 13 Indian
rupees (28 cents) a day.
g) In Madhya Pradesh, 47 percent of the rural population lived on
12 Indian rupees (26 cents) a day, followed by Bihar and Jharkhand,
where 46 percent were living on that amount.
h) In Uttar Pradesh, 33 percent of the rural population lived on 12
Indian rupees (26 cents) a day, while in Maharashtra, home to India's
financial hub, Mumbai, 30 percent lived on that amount.
i) In Bihar, as many as 55 percent of the urban population were living
on 19 Indian rupees (42 cents) a day, followed by Orissa with 50 percent.
Isn't these are weird statistics & show how benefits of economic boom in India are hardly reaching the rural masses.
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