•  According to World Bank, 32.7% of the total Indian population falls below the international poverty line of US $1.25 per day (PPP) while 68.7% live on less than US $2 a day.
  •  Out of its total population of more than 1 billion, 350 to 400 million people are living below the poverty line. 50% of them, don´t even have proper shelter;
  •  Major causes of poverty are high level of illiteracy which results in high unemployment, high inflation rate, unequal disbursement of wealth, inadequate health care, and limited access to social services provided by government.
  •  Out of 26 million children born in India every year, 2 million do no survive to celebrate their first birthday. Read more


  •  There are over 70 million disabled people in India, which is about 6% of the population. This figure is larger than the entire population of the United Kingdom.
  •  Out of 70 million disabled, approximately 35 million are children. In other words, One in every ten children are disabled, which is 3% of total child population
  •  The Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 defines disability as one or more of the following: Visually Impaired or Blindness, Hearing Impaired or Deaf, Mental Retarded or Mental Illness, Orthopedically Handicapped, Multi-Handicapped, Leprosy, Locomotor Disability, or Palsy-stricken people. Read more


  •  India has the world´s largest population of illiterate people. The literacy ratio of India is 74.04% with Male literacy at 82.14% and Female literacy at 65.46%
  •  Child population of India is about 440 million. Out of those 440 million, children who should be receiving primary education, 23% don´t even attend school.
  •  More than 50 per cent of girls fail to enroll in school; those that do are likely to drop out by the age of 12.
  •  One out of two children between the ages of 6 and 14 has no access to primary education.
  •  In nearly 60% of schools, there are less than two teachers to teach Classes I to V. Read more
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