Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about poverty in India. When a person lacks access to even the most basic essentials of life, they are said to be living in poverty.
The individual also lacks access to enough clothing, food, or shelter. The majority of those living in poverty in India are unable to afford even one meal every day. They wear shabby, old clothes and sleep by the side of the road. Additionally, they do not receive adequate, wholesome, and nutritious food, medications, or any other necessities.
India’s poverty rate is rising as the number of people living in cities rises. This is brought on by corruption, an expanding population, poor agriculture, a large wealth difference, outdated customs, illiteracy, unemployment, and misery.
In addition, a significant portion of the population—many of whom are illiterate—lives in low-lying neighborhoods called slums. These elements play a part in India’s poverty rate. Additionally, there is a widening economic gap between the rich and the poor that is challenging to repair.
Therefore, the issue of poverty affects the entire country rather than just one individual. Additionally, it should be addressed immediately by putting in place necessary measures. Additionally, the elimination of poverty is now essential for the inclusive and sustainable development of the population, society, nation, and economy. Thank you.