Although there is no unanimity about the definition of poverty it can be defined in terms of deprivation of certain basic necessities of life but beyond that there is no unanimity as to what constitutes poverty. Poverty should be conceived in terms of human needs which are considered essential by the society & are capable of being measured objectively. A person may then be regarded as poor, if he is not in a position to meet out their needs. In measurement, it involves stipulation of a minimum level of per capita consumer expenditure which is adequate for purchasing the goods & services needed for the purpose. The concept of poverty which implies non fulfillment of the needs considered essential for the human being is known as absolute poverty. This Paper tries to find out the major reasons of poverty prevailing in India. Our objective is also to lay down some logical solutions.
Renuka Devi; Saumitra Dixit, India's Chronic Religion: Povertism, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 14, April 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-946-3.