“Good news from India” in The Economist, London.
The piece was written shortly after the UPA won the 2009 elections, but on the eve of the 63rd Independence Day, it takes on a whole new meaning, even sounds like a grim warning:
“About 27 million Indians will be born this year. Unless things improve, almost 2 million of them will die before the next general election. Of the children who survive, more than 40 per cent will be physically stunted by malnutrition. Most will enroll in a school but they cannot count on their teachers showing up, After five years of classes, less than 60 per cent will be able to read a short story and more than 60 per cent will be stumped by simple arithmetic.”
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