India has reached the top list in the extreme poor index in Southeast Asia. From 1900 to 2010, the poverty rate fell from 45% to 14% in southeast Asia. The official stats say that a substantial poverty decline was observed. Though there is a presence of poverty, and progress is visible. India holds the most significant portion of the global poor by the remaining 32.9%, which is more than countries like Bangladesh, Nigeria, and China. 1.4 billion Indian children die every year before reaching their 5th birthday. In 2012, south Asia recorded 2.1 million child deaths under fifth years of age. India stood as the number one country with the highest mortality rates of children under five.
The measures for the poverty index are hunger, gender equality, health, education, and the environment. India has a vital role in global development, and we need to balance each indicator. The world and domestic organizations and many more NGOs and nonprofits are helping to raise the people out of poverty. We must contribute our efforts, how small it could be to save the people of India to enjoy their human rights, and without the support of Indians, we can’t reach the goals and milestones.
South Asia’s Poverty Detail
South Asia has maintained good progress and requires significant efforts to attain the target in this decade. 94% of children enrolled in their primary school education in South Asia is 94% and 80% in 2000. But Pakistan and Afghanistan still need to achieve gender equality for girls, whereas Nepal and Bangladesh enroll a paramount number of girl children education in schools. Poverty in China and poverty in Bangladesh are less than in India, which is a critical challenge for us to deal with as our neighboring countries are doing better than us.
Factors involved in Poverty Index
Hunger is a global problem, and its victims are present in every country, including developed nations. India is a populated country, and tentatively it has more hunger. But consider China having more population than us but staying better than India, the poverty in China is far less than our nation. Hence we need to add more dedicated efforts to feed the hunger in India.
Healthcare is a luxury for the poor or underprivileged, so they don’t own any healthcare policy. Contributing to rural and urban healthcare is needed because the poor are suffering a lot due to inadequate healthcare facilities.
Homelessness is a measure of poverty where the poor don’t have their home and stay in slums, temporary living places, huts, and low standard houses. Poor is an integral part of the nation, and providing safety and a protective home is the nation’s responsibility and people. Education Lack of education is the main cause of every abnormality. We must help the poor children to receive quality education to eradicate poverty in India. If the future generations educate, then we can see a significant difference in our nation, and it is the best step to end poverty in India.