Poverty in India: Facts and Figures

Two-thirds of people in India live in neediness or poverty: 68.8% of the Indian populace lives on under $2 per day. More than 30% even have under $1.25 each day accessible – they are viewed as incredibly poor. This makes the Indian subcontinent probably the least fortunate country on the planet; women and children, the most fragile individuals from Indian culture, experience the most.

India is the second-most crowded country after China with around 1.2 billion individuals and is the seventh-biggest country on the planet with an area of ​​3,287,000 km². The exceptionally differentiated nation has delighted in development paces of up to 10% over numerous years and is perhaps the biggest economy on the planet, with a (GDP) of 1,644 billion US dollars. However, just a little level of the Indian populace has profited from this amazing period of prosperity up to this point, as most individuals in India are as yet living in miserable poverty.

Poverty: from the village to the slum

More than 800 million individuals in India are viewed as poor. A large portion of them live in the countryside and keep water afloat with random temp jobs. The absence of work that gives a decent compensation in provincial regions is driving numerous women into quickly developing metropolitan regions like Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, or Calcutta. There, the greater part of them expects the existence of destitution and misery in the uber ghettos, comprised of millions of layered ironworks, without adequate drinking water supply, without waste disposal, and by and large without power. Helpless cleanliness conditions are the reason for sicknesses like cholera, typhus, and diarrhea, in which particularly kids endure and bite the dust.

Poverty in India impacts kids, families, and people in a wide range of routes through:

  • High infant mortality
  • Ailing health
  • Child labor
  • Absence of proper education
  • Child marriage

India placed 76th among the 82 nations/economies. “In spite of a critical diminishing in the level of individuals living in outright poverty, there are a few regions for development for India to give all the more similarly shared an open the door to its populace,”

One of the vital discoveries of the review is an emphasis on what has been bantered for since quite a while ago: Born poor perpetually prompts longer poverty stretches.

“Across economies, kids brought into the world in less well-off families will quite often encounter more noteworthy boundaries to progress than those brought into the world in more rich families,” the report asserted. This has apparently prompted the much-discussed sustaining pay imbalance on the planet.

The review’s discoveries clarified that nations with high friendly portability scores have lower pay disparity. The inverse was additionally noticeable: “Nations with low relative social portability – like China or Brazil – likewise display significant degrees of monetary disparity,” as per the list.

All in all, we as a society need to work together with the government to reduce poverty by contributing and supporting poor people. It’s a need of time.


  1. ‘Poverty In India: Facts And Figures On The Daily Struggle For Survival’ (Soschildrensvillages.ca) <https://www.soschildrensvillages.ca/news/poverty-in-india-602&gt; accessed 20 January 2022
  2. Mahapatra R, ‘How India Remains Poor: ‘It Will Take 7 Generations For India’S Poor To Reach Mean Income’’ (Downtoearth.org.in, 2020) <https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/economy/how-india-remains-poor-it-will-take-7-generations-for-india-s-poor-to-reach-mean-income–68898&gt; accessed 20 January 2022

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