India’s Poverty Programs Feed Its Politicians, Not Poor

India’s Poverty Programs Feed Its Politicians, Not Poor

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Ghanshyam, a day laborer, eats his meal of rice and lentils with unripe mango on a plate in Auar Village in the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Sixty-nine percent of the India's 1.2 billion people still live in the countryside, against 49 percent of China's 1.3 billion.