Monday, June 20, 2011

Grim Picture: Chronic Poverty regions and Statewise distribution

It pains me a lot to put up this graphic as per a report (See link Below), but it is necessary for all of us to realise that India can never be a happy country at peace with itself if we have such widespread poverty and unhappiness. We need to much much much more....and as educated and reasonably prosperous Indians, it should be our responsibility as much as it is the responsibility of the governments.

(Just an added FYI: Most of the states doing well seem to have initiated some form of Market reforms creating opportunities for everyone)

50 per cent of India's poor are chronic poor.