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Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

Nearly 80 pct of India lives on less than 20 rupees a day Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:31pm IST http://in.reuters.com/article/topNew...28923020070810 ...
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    Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

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    Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:31pm IST
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    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Seventy-seven percent of Indians - about 836 million people - live on less than half a dollar a day in one of the world's hottest economies, a government report said.

    The state-run National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) said most of those living on below 20 rupees (50 US cents) per day were from the informal labour sector with no job or social security, living in abject poverty.

    "For most of them, conditions of work are utterly deplorable and livelihood options extremely few," said the report, entitled "Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector", seen by Reuters on Friday.

    "Such a sordid picture co-exists uneasily with a shining India that has successfully confronted the challenge of globalization powered by economic competition both within the country and across the world."

    Around 26 percent of India's population lives below the poverty line, which is defined as 12 rupees per day, said officials.

    Economic liberalization since the early 1990s has created a 300 million-strong middle class and led to an average annual economic growth of 8.6 percent over the last four years, but millions of the country's poor remain untouched by the boom.

    According to the report, based on data from 2004-2005, 92 percent of India's total workforce of 457 million were employed as agricultural labourers and farmers, or in jobs such as working in quarries, brick kilns or as street vendors.

    The report said the majority of those working and living under "miserable conditions" were lower castes, tribal people and Muslims and the most disadvantaged of these were women, migrant workers and children.

    "This is the other world which can be characterized as the India of the Common People, constituting more than three-fourths of the population and consisting of all those whom the growth has, by and large, bypassed," said the report.

    The NCEUS report, which was presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday, recommends the government provide social security benefits such as maternity and medical expenses as well as pensions to people working in the unorganised sector.

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    Re: Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

    SO
    The Planning Commission, the great democratic leaders and netas, the hallowed institutions of great learning, those privileged IAS officers , the babus and the so called intelligentsia have achieved this in 60 years since independence. !

    Not many countries on this planet can boast of such achievement. !

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    Re: Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

    Do you really thinks that In India 80% people lives on 20 rupees per day...

    I really can't believe this.. Its just a fake report .. I m living in a city.. and here 20 rupees goes for conveyance.. what about other needs..like 3 time food , at least one time tea etc.

    I believe in city people lives 100 to 150 rupees per day.. as an average..

    Its not at all possible to live in 20 rupees per day..


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    Re: Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

    Congratulations for posting this burning topic for discussions. The need of hour is to re define the poverty threshold of our country. At persnt it is Rs. 12.26/- in rural india and 17.95 in urban area per day per adult. So when you say that 80% are earning less than 20/- than what they might above the planning commission povertythrehlds of Rs 356.30/ and 538.60/. so 27% are below poverty line. It means that 53% are above povert threshold though they are, earning less than 20/_. This is the irony. let's move forward to make indian poor to match the international poverty thresh hold of $ 1.25 to $1.80 as per world bank and for revising it annualy as in U S A.
    Hope for more inter action on subject.
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    Re: Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

    Quote Originally Posted by nupur.
    Do you really thinks that In India 80% people lives on 20 rupees per day...

    I really can't believe this.. Its just a fake report .. I m living in a city.. and here 20 rupees goes for conveyance.. what about other needs..like 3 time food , at least one time tea etc.

    I believe in city people lives 100 to 150 rupees per day.. as an average..

    Its not at all possible to live in 20 rupees per day..

    Well, it is a survey report and the report was officially handed over to the Prime Minister, couple of days ago.

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    Re: Nearly 80% 0f India live on less than 20 Rp a day. - Report

    good hot topic for discussion

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