We read despite rapid economic growth, economic disparity is increasing in South Asia, according to the annual Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report by the UN.
Syeda Hameed a member of the Indian Planning Commission, a top government body that does economic planning for the country. "Obviously the trickle down effect has not happened."
A massive 30 percent of the population still lives on a dollar a day in the Indian sub-continent.
46 percent of all children in India under the age of three are underweight, even higher in some places .