India: Below the Poverty Line

In 2005, the World Bank estimated that roughly 42 per cent of people in India live below the poverty line. That poverty line lay at 26 Rupees (around $53) in 2011 (source: Guardian)and has more often been described as a “starvation line.” For huge amounts of people, it is a daily struggle to maintain themselves, even if they are fortunate to have a job in the first place. Continue reading