Related post: BEING POOR IN INDIA: IT IS STATISTICAL AS WELL
The extreme levels of poverty indicators by the United Nations say there are 1.2 billion extreme poor in the world.
The UN study (UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2014) estimated 400 million or 40 crore of it in India.
That is 1/3rd of the Indian population of around 120 crore.
So, the UN says around 40 crore of the Indians are extremely poor – they survive on less than US$ 1.25 a day, i.e., almost Rs. 75 a day (@Rupee to US$ exchange rate of 60).
Now let’s talk on some more numbers – on how India counts its poor and reduces the poverty ‘found’ among its citizens.