Meghalaya Parents Association for Disabled (MEPAD)
Turn Your wounds into wisdom
Poverty is more than just statistics.
Many children lack physical basics like adequate clothing and a balanced diet.
Others are unable to participate fully in society because of emotional problems. It consigns them to remain in a cycle of poverty which takes them from poverty in childhood.
The contrast between India and Other Countries wealth-generating capacity and its poverty levels is striking.
Poverty in India declined to 22% in 2011-2012 according to the planning Commission.
The number of poor is now estimated to 269.3 million, of which 2016.5 children reside in Rural India.
In May 2014, to its poverty calculation methodology and purchasing power parity basis for measuring poverty worldwide, Including India.
According to this revised methodology, the world had 872.3 million people below the new poverty line, of which 179.6 million people lived in India.
India with 17.5% of total world's population, had 20.6% share of world's poorest.
The population of Meghalaya as of 2014 is estimated to be 3,211,474.
Meghalaya covers an area of approximately 22,430 square kilometers, with a length to breadth ratio of about 3:1.
The total Disabled population in Meghalaya is about 28,803.