Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world’s poor. World Bank estimates, 80% of India’s population lives on less than $2 a day.
 According to a 2005 World Bank estimate, 41% of India falls below the international poverty line of US$ 1. 25 a day (PPP, in nominal terms 21. 6 a day in urban areas and 14. 3 in rural areas); having reduced from 60% in 1981.  The Govt. is taking steps to remove poverty.. we have been hearing this from many years.
But till date nothing has changed.If people want to see changes around them then they have to be the change themselves. Only if people change their attitude towars each other & other sections of the society then only we will be able to help each other. If hunger is addressed half the poverty issues are taken care off. As of now there are 240 million or so go to sleep with one square meals only.
This can be tackled by sensitization by each and every Indian by contributing 10% of their income and distributing the same to their choice. Key to elimination of poverty is to provide jobs to atleast one person in family. It is a pragmatic solution.Lot needs to be done to develop infrastructure of the country, therefore there is definitely scope for “Right to Employment”. If needed, free vocational training can be imparted to train people for jobs. Charity from well-to-do people can also help provide food and basic amenities to poor till the goal of employment to all is realized.
The problem of poverty arise because people see themselves as individuals rather than part of a group. It is well known that if everybody works together towards one goal that it is far more likely to succeed than if everybody works on their own goals.What happens instead is that everybody competes for money and to be able to make a living, and as a result only a few are very rich. The only thing that will really be of lasting value is if everybody realize the value of others and makes every bodies’ riches and poverty their own, not in a forced way like communism (which fails because people stay greedy), but in the way family does. We should oppose corruption of government system, because at present at least 50% money of development is miss used by govt officials.
As a result , development is very slow.