UN Report: 300 Million Indians Still Live in Extreme Poverty

Source: UN Report

With less than a year to go for end of the Millennium Development Goal program, about 300 million people still live in extreme poverty in India, a United Nations report has said.

“Still nearly 300 million people live in extreme poverty in India and face deprivation in terms of access to basic services, including education, health, water, sanitation and electricity,” the report titled, “India and the MGDs: Completing the Task,” said.

The eight-point MGD, among others, targets promotion of gender equality and women empowerment, reducing child mortality, improve maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS and environmental sustainability.

Apart from 300 million living below extreme poverty and the total 500 million living below poverty line. And the extremism towards other minority communities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis etc.) has also increased.



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