"The failure on both the fronts, of economic growth and population control, perpetuated the cycle of poverty"

poverty-challenge

#1

“The failure on both the fronts, of economic growth and population control, perpetuated the cycle of poverty”. Comment on this statement.


#2

Economic growth has been slow in India in the past due to the industrialisation rate being low and thus not generating enough jobs for the increasing population. Simultaneously, there is a migration of people from villages to towns in search of jobs, thus increasing poverty in urban areas, as these migrants are forced to work on casual basis on low wages. In the rural areas, there is unequal distribution of land, a high level of indebtedness and many social obligations, which further create poverty.
Thus, it can be concluded that the failure in economic growth and population control, perpetuated the cycle of poverty.