126th among 193 nations in Human Development Report.
133rd on the quality of life index.
39 per cent of adult population illiterate.
35 per cent living below the poverty line.
25 per cent without access to safe drinking water.
60 per cent without access to sanitation.
In rising, shining, leading India id est Bharat, nothing is what is seems, or is made to seem, in spite of a 9.5 per cent GDP growth last year or a 8.5 per cent growth rate this year.
Prof U.R. Rao, former chairman of the space commission, in Deccan Herald:
“While stating that the population below the poverty line has significantly decreased since 1980, what is forgotten is that the actual number of BPL population has practically remained the same at about 375 million, while it has decreased from 1470 million to 970 million across the world.
“In other words, India’s share of poorest people in the world which was about 25 per cent in 1980 has now increased to 39 per cent.”
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There is now a car for lower middle classes and 20-20 IPL stuffing cricketers packets with overflowing bills, what happens to the hapless ‘39% illiterate, 25% without safe drinking water and 60% without access to sanitation’
There is no question about us stil being a country with a large number of poor people. The issue should be where these people are and how their basic needs can be addressed.
only communism can save india……. these so called nationalist parties only create more divide between rich and poor
@Shreeram..And so how is communism going to save(**ck) india?? If we stop sc***ing our mothers and start controlling the population everything is gonna be fine!!
we have seen how for years both congress and BJP have been harassing our poor people then what is the harm in giving a chance to communists. those hindutva people talk about building ram mandir in far away ayodhya when millions of poor are starving for food daily. and our so called grand old party should change its slogan to “congress ke haath amir aadmi ke saath”. it is better to have 1000 millionaires than 10 billionaires….
I don’t think communism is about having 1000 millionaires rather than 10 billionaires. It’s about making whole nation bleed instead of a few! Congress itself is very much socialist bordering communism! First india suffered at the hands of colonial powers and after independence the socialists are making us suffer! How much more Socialism/Communism do you want???