Q. 164.1( 15 Votes )

What is poverty?

Answer :

Poverty is the lack of basic human needs such as nutrition, education, health care, clothing, shelter because of inability to afford them. The historical reason for poverty is colonial administration.

● Low level of development under the British colonial administration.


● Traditional handicrafts were worst affected by the policies of the colonial government.


● It also discouraged the development of industries such as textiles.


● The low rate of growth which existed in the 19th century resulted in the low growth rate of incomes as well as lesser job chances/opportunities.


● The population control perpetuated the cycle of poverty.


● There was also no promotion of economic growth.


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