PovertyWorld NewsIndia Overtakes Nigeria As World’s Poverty Capital

India has surpassed Nigeria as the nation with the highest number of extremely poor people.
This was revealed by the World Poverty Clock, WPC, an online tool that monitors the progress against poverty globally and regionally and provides real-time poverty data across countries.
According to the WPC, extremely poor people are those living on ₦800 (less than $2) per day.
According to the new data which put into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic economic effect, about 83 million Indians have been plunged into extreme poverty in 2022, representing 6 percent of the country’s population which stands at 1.3 billion.
For Nigeria, WPC said 70 million people are living in extreme poverty, representing 33 percent of Nigeria’s over 200 million people.
In 2018, Nigeria held the world’s poverty capital position with about 87 million people in extreme poverty, compared with India’s 73 million.
By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)


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    Darrell Sequeira

    July 18, 2022 at 12:14 am

    An important question is why are the poor people poor? Here are some observations.
    Nigeria is ‘rich’ because of its oil and other natural and human resources but nearly half the population lives below the poverty line. One important reason why is first-class CORRUPTION which leads to national mismanagement, environmental destruction and pollution, and persistent hemorrhage of financial resources to the rich world who have no qualms about laundering and hoarding fraudulent assets despite the propaganda of the opposite. . It is called NEO-COLONIALISM which is only possible with the connivance of the previously colonized people who are the new colonizers with a lot of help from their friends.
    Nobody can doubt the all-pervasive CORRUPTION IN INDIA. Unfortunately, there is a lot that the poor in India can do but do not, to mitigate their endemic state of poverty. For instance, for approximately the same income they can improve their nutrition by dropping taboos on their diet, (Nigerians, for instance, have a superior diet, nutritionally, and are tough guys and gals on average.), not supporting corrupt politicians, and by not cooperating with systemic and institutional corruption. Adopt such principles and the whole Indian population will be better off.


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    muneer alam

    July 17, 2022 at 2:27 am

    If you compare India’s total population with that of the Nigeria, poverty in India is still very less in comparison to Africa.


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