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Is Poverty in India Politically Motivated?

Flagging concern for the poor is one thing and working towards their upliftment is completely another. There’s a major chasm in India when it comes to preaching and practicing pro-poor agenda. Poverty has a direct impact on the economic and social indicators of a country, but unfortunately it hasn’t been able to receive consistent attention of the political parties.  A very recent example is the controversial benchmarking of poor by the UPA government. The Planning Commission might claim a drastic decline in the percentage of poverty, but the issue has kicked up several stormy debates among the […]Read more