Friday, July 06, 2007

India's poverty

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 .

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Thanks for the story line.