Sufferings in India doubled in recent years: Gallup

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

    Sep 15, 2009
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    Sufferings in India have more than doubled in recent years with one in every four Indian reported to be bearing the brunt of the nations' poor economic performance in recent years, a latest Gallup poll said.

    Increase in sufferings in India has also resulted in an increase in sufferings in South Asia, the latest report from the American opinion poll agency said.

    "Average suffering in India more than doubled between 2006 to 2008 and 2010 to 2012. In 2012, a full quarter of Indians were suffering," it said.

    "The significant deterioration in Indians' well-being is likely to be rooted in the country's disappointing economic performance. India's growth rate has now sunk from 9.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2010 to 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2013, the worst quarterly rate since 2002," it said.

    Gallup said the Indian government's failure to cut graft and red tape, as well as to liberalise its markets for labour, energy and land explains why the World Bank continues to rank the country as a bad place to do business.

    Suffering, on an average, has increased worldwide in the past several years and nowhere more than in South Asia. One in seven adults worldwide rated their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering in 2012.

    South Asia led the world in suffering at 24 per cent, followed by 21 per cent in the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa.

    Gallup said the massive increase in suffering among South Asians is largely attributable to negative developments in India, the region's giant.

    India's northern neighbour Nepal has fared no better, it said, adding that average suffering there increased by 17 percentage points between 2006-2008 and 2010-2012.

    "Yet because of its relatively small population, the increase in suffering had a negligible effect on the regional average. Since Nepal abolished the monarchy five years ago, the country has been mired in a political crisis that has paralysed the economy," it said.

    Sufferings in India doubled in recent years: Gallup | Business Standard
  3. CrYsIs

    CrYsIs Regular Member

    Apr 13, 2013
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    A country with half the children dying of malnutrition,quarter of population suffering from under nutrition and with a third of population who are absolute illiterates and 60% of population defecating openly is a failed state and India qualifies to be amongst top failed states in planet as it's statistics are at par with them.

    And with 8% growth which was a savior of our sinking ship now vanishing into oblivion, i wonder how will the govt generate money to feed the people and defend the country? and funnily how will the govt fund the cheap vote winning populist schemes ?

    Investors are scared of investing in India,Tourism which provided employment to millions is now nearly over as all foreign tourist have ran away.Most engineers are unemployed as there is simply no manufacturing,Doctors are migrating to foriegn countries.The vast majority of Indians are sitting idle with no job and no future as there is no economic growth and no job creation.
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  5. dhananjay1

    dhananjay1 Senior Member Senior Member

    Mar 10, 2013
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    "South Asia led the world in suffering at 24 per cent, followed by 21 per cent in the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa."

    The comedy of statistics.
  6. no smoking

    no smoking Senior Member Senior Member

    Aug 14, 2009
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    The problem is not what Indian gov can do about it. Instead, it is what Indian people wants to do for future.
    With 1.2 bilions people, you can't have a good life based on resource exportation;
    With 30% illterates, you can't expect knowledge economy to lift the whole country into a rich class;

    The only way you can start is manufacturing. Well, at the beginning of manufacture, you have to take a lot of pains which were rejected by Indians for long time, from sweat shop to pollution.

    So, you have to ask yourself and your fellow indians: can we go through all these pains?

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