If you were to draw a line between 18N-28N latitude on the Indian map, it would contain majority of the 100 poorest districts in India, with the largest concentration of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes. The area would cover regions from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Karnataka in the south, and Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the north.
43% of India’s poor households, which would be nearly half the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa fall in seven states of this region – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal.
Untouched by modern farming practices and lack of public services – hunger, disease and indebtedness is an everyday reality. Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), a national NGO is engaging with the people from these areas and helping the region and its people towards sustainable livelihoods.
Source: Your Story