More of world’s poor live in India than in all sub-Saharan Africa ~ Guardian, 14 July 2010

There are more poor people in eight states of India than in the 26 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, a study reveals today.

More than 410 million people live in poverty in the Indian states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, researchers at Oxford University found. The “intensity” of the poverty in parts of India is equal to, if not worse than, that in Africa.”

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