Two-third families earn less than Rs 5,000 a month in Odisha
BHUBANESWAR: The socio-economic and caste census (SECC) 2011, released by finance minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Friday, portrays a grim picture of Odisha.
Around two-third households have a monthly income of less than Rs 5,000, even as cost of essential commodities are skyrocketing. Around 15% families have monthly income between Rs 5,000 and 10,000 compared to 17.88% at the national level.
Only 6.8% families in rural parts of the state have at least one member with salaried jobs compared to 9.68% at the national level. Around 23% families in the state depend on agriculture, 28.12% on casual labour and 3% on domestic work. Around 0.26% rural families are into rag-picking compared to 0.23% at the national level. Similarly, 0.26% families in Odisha depend on begging, which is third highest after West Bengal (1.26%) and Assam (0.70%).
Though the state government has announced pucca houses for all by 2019, around two-third families (64.97%) still stay in kuchha houses. Though Odisha is largely an agrarian state, farming is still predominantly a manual work with negligible percentage of machines being used. Less than 1% families in the state have motorized farm tools compared to 4.12% at the national level. In the state, only 1.65% households own irrigation equipment, compared to 9.87% at the all-India level.
These are the real reality of our nation , where these people have time even to think of YOGA ??? instead of yoga practices , they have to seek bread where to get to keep their life alive . Our government have to stop all un wanted wastage of public funds expenses on the name of any fake prestige formats to fool the masses of our country.
verghesec99 Mathew• 回 George Chungath•Location•
Who cares about poverty in Odisha?? What is most important for the govt. is to build thousands of gowshalas for the millions of cows/oxen that become unproductive so that they can be saved from slaughter or sold to Bangladesh. And then spend millions of rupees to take care of them. THAT IS THE PRIORITY.
Jagan Rao• 回 verghesec99 Mathew•
Do you dump your Mom after She becomes Old !!! Or, are you going to send her to slaughter house??
In villages almost every house will have a cow and children in the house depend on the milk of that cow(almost second to mother’s milk) during their growing period and they look after those cows as though their family members and respect them.
Secondly,India is mainly an agricultural country and that is the reason why Cow and Oxen have been given importance as they are very useful in agricultural activities….
Even cow-dung is used as manure -probably you don’ know.
So, any animal which is so useful needs to be given respect and that is what hey are doing.
This you will not understand because you are a worthless “creature” on this earth…!!!
第二点，印度主要还是个农业国家，这就是重视奶牛和公牛的原因，因为它们在农业活动中非常有用…即便牛糞也用作肥料 – 也许你不知道。