Eradication of Poverty
To be poor is the worst fate that can befall a person. Poverty is the greatest scourge of mankind. A poor man is hated and demeaned by one and all, while a poor nation is ignored by the world community. Poverty is a curse. Unfortunately, India has been under its spell for many centuries. Despite the best efforts by the Government many people still live below the poverty line. They lead a miserable life. They have no proper housing, schooling, health, and nutritional facilities. They eke out their daily bread by doing menial jobs like carrying loads on their heads, working as casual labors, pushing carts, and working as domestic servants. Such pathetic is their condition that they have to send their small children to do work in hazardous atmospheres. There are many poverty eradication programs in this country. The success of them will however depend upon the commitment of officials and the grass-root workers. The prime stumbling block in the success of these programs is the negative attitude of the general public and the corruption of the officials. Removal of these hurdles will go a long way in making the eradication of poverty a reality.