What does it mean to be poor in India: In pictures

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What does it mean to be poor in India? In a country where there were 363 million people or 29.5% of India's 1.2 billion people who lived in poverty in 2011-12, little has been done by the Government to lift poverty.

The Rangarajan panel considers people living below Rs 47 a day as poor in urban areas but at time when the country is facing high inflation, how much this new definition of poverty will help poor.

OneIndia visited a slum area near Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi to interact with a few.

"At a time when prices are surging high its difficult for us to make a living in the national capital. Little has been done by the Government to ensure our safety here. Who cares for poor in this country. People who have money are only being listened. There is no water, electricity here and goondas often come here and beat are people, even cops are not serious about are safety. I am originally from Bihar and have been living here from the past 27 years," says Md Rehman, a resident of the slum.

"I voted for Congress this time but BJP came to power. I only expect from the new Government to give us electricity and water, says Rehman on being asked whether he voted.

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

 

 

Children near the burning garbage at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin

Children near the burning garbage at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Small houses in the slums of Amir khusrau park

Small houses in the slums of Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Two boys trying to pick up garbage at Amir khusrau park

Two boys trying to pick up garbage at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Three old persons sitting under a flyover

Three old persons sitting under a flyover near Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

A man trying to collect garbage

A man trying to collect garbage near Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Children at Amir khusrau park

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Family stays without water and electricity in Amir khusrau park

Family stays without water and electricity in Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Family stays without water and electricity in Amir khusrau park

Family stays without water and electricity in Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin

Children at Amir khusrau park, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi(OneIndia photo by Sukant Singh)

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