“Education is the most powerful
weapon you can use to change the
•Education gives people the means to a better life
•It gives ability to grow and learn through one’s own
•The strength of a nation can often be determined by the
education of its people.
Still there are so many kids,chidren who have not seen the
gates of school.Who don’t have a single book to read and are
forced to do willingly or unwillingly child labour.And one of
the reason of this is lack of money.
India, with nearly one sixth of the world’s population, is a
booming economy poised to take over as one of the world’s
superpowers,Yet this glittering fact goes hand in hand with the
harsh truth of abject poverty facing nearly half of the nation’s
people. With 42% of the country’s population living below the
international poverty line, the nation is struggling to keep up
with many of the rapidly growing countries in the world.
“POVERTY IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE FOR LACK OF
21.9% ie around 267.9 million of Indian population is below poverty line
according to latest planning commissions 2011-2012
138 million people who have moved out of the poverty line from 20042005 to 2011-2012.
But still so many indians are below the poverty line,which means their Daily
income is less than ₹ 28.65 in cities and ₹22.4 in villages
International poverty line stands at $ 1.25 per day and in 2010, 32.7% of the
total population in India was below this line.
Poor children are unable to attend school and, if they do attend, they tend to
leave the school after a year or so.
& thus POVERTY is affecting EDUCATION
•India has the largest public food distribution system for the
poor in the world. Yet 21% of adults and half of India’s children
under five are malnourished.
•Because of prevalent corruption, quantity of food grains
recommended to be subsidized never reaches the needy and
•India, if not completely but is almost synonymous with the
• 60% of the poor still reside in the states of
Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttar
Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
• Corruption is regarded as one of the biggest reasons of poverty in
• Corruption in the Public Distribution System (PDS) is the worst of its
• For an example - Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment
Guarantee Act (MNREGA), a $9 billion program planned to offer 100
days of employment annually for the rural poor. But MNREGA failed
because of corruption and mismanagement.
• . Instead poor are even denied of their basic right and needs