November 16, 2012 · 0 Comments
Minister of rural development Jairam Ramesh said on Friday that the dimensions of poverty have changed in India and now ecological and health poverty have become most important. Ramesh was speaking on the topic “The world’s bottom billion: What needs to be done” at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi. He also laid emphasis on the importance of private participation in resolving the problem.
On the issue of poor education in India, Jairam Ramesh said that India has now resolved the issue of access to education for its population but has to still improve the quality of its education. We have licked the education problem in terms of quantity and now need to improve quality, he said.
Ramesh also said that poor sanitation and open defacation is an important problem in India.
Jairam Ramesh further attacked the country‘s health system saying that it had collapsed. He said that even Kenya had lower child mortality rate than India.
Jairam said that poverty in India was due to inefficient use of natural resources.
Finally Ramesh said that new forms of poverty have emerged in India and they require intelligent handling.
By Web Editor