Africa / India / South Asia

Report: ‘More poor’ in India than Africa

India, West Bengal, Berhampur, Bahara village

Girls stand in  front of an AIDS awareness poster in West Bengal, India.  (Photo credit: ILRI / Mann)

‘Eight Indian states account for more poor people than in the 26 poorest African countries combined, a new measure of global poverty has found.

‘The Indian states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, have 421 million “poor” people, the study found.

‘This is more than the 410 million poor in the poorest African countries, it said.’

More . . . (BBC News, ‘More poor’ in India than Africa, 13 July 2010)

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