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Poverty in India-A Comment

Poverty in India A Comment Ranjit K Sau IN a highly interesting paper,1 Dande- kar and Rath (hereafter, DR) have shown that 40 per cent of the rural population and 50 per cent of the urban population are below the level of minimum necessary consumption with respect to even calory intake. These proportions have remained remarkably stubborn over the years between 1960-61 and 1968-69. The dimension of poverty is indeed staggering; its intensity, acute. The process of economic growth has failed to alleviate it in any way; rather the shadow of poverty is deepening.

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