' Poverty is a big challenge to the Indian democracy. ?Explain this statement with reference to the outcomes of democracy.

Dear Student,

a. Democracy may be expected to reduce income inequalities but in practice this is not happening.

b. Parallel to the principle of political equality, a small proportion of the ultra-rich enjoy most of the country's income. Their share in the national income is increasing.

c. The poor have a very small share in the national income and this share is declining. They are finding it difficult even to meet the basic needs of food, water, clothing etc.

d. In India as the poor constitute a large proportion of voters we would expect political parties to look after the alleviation of poverty. In reality they do not seem so keen on doing so. This is how poverty poses a challenge to Indian democracy.  


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In INDIA ,many people live below the line of poverty and find it difficult to even afford the basic necessities like food ,shelter and clothing.

There  has been an enormous increase in india 's GDP ,which means economic growth has taken place.
​But this can not be contrasted with economic  development because economic dispaities still exist.
A small section of ultra rich people enjoy a highly disproportionate share of wealth and income .
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