Poverty And Social Exclusion Essay

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“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails and where one class is made to feel that society is an organised conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe” - Frederick Douglass The above mentioned quote has a lot of resemblance with the situation in poverty and social exclusion in India. India after the post 1991 reforms had opened the economy so as to promote privatisation, liberalisation and globalisation, thereby ending the era of a stringent quasi-socialistic economy. It was envisaged by the policy makers of that time that if the economy was liberated then the situation with respect to poverty would change for the better. Early years of the twenty-first century did…show more content…
Which is on an average is INR.32/- per day per person, this definition itself is lesser than the standard set by the World Bank viz .U.S. $1.25 per day per person. Such a thin poverty line debars many from the being under the poverty line as a result, they (urban poor) fail to get the schemes set aside by the government in order to alleviate poverty. Hence the urban poor are reduced to staying in dingy, filthy, crammed surroundings which lack basic facilities of sanitation, clean water and inhabitant…show more content…
The crammed, mismanaged and inhabitable households of the urban poor are the breeding grounds for diseases, violence and social disintegration. Further they cause environmental degradation which have a long lasting effect. The pollution (air, land and water) caused by households of the urban poor have severe consequences on agricultural productivity in the rural areas. As pollution increases the agro-productivity goes down and crops begin to fail due to which many leave the occupation of agriculture and migrate to the urban areas in search of employment and thus they become a part of the extend urban

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