NCERT - Economics

Book: NCERT - Economics

Chapter: 3. Poverty as a Challenge

Subject: Social Science - Class 9th

Q. No. 5 of Exercise

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Identify the social and economic groups which are most vulnerable to poverty in India.

Groups vulnerable to poverty can be divided into two groups:

(a) Social groups vulnerable to poverty

(b) Economic groups vulnerable to poverty.

(a) 29% of scheduled castes are poor and 43% of scheduled tribes are not able to meet their basic needs and come under social groups vulnerable to poverty.

(b) The rural agricultural labour households and the urban casual labour households are the most vulnerable groups among the economic groups vulnerable to poverty.


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