Tuesday, March 30, 2010

31% of Muslims in India live below poverty line: survey

Daily Times

NEW DELHI: According to a survey conducted by the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and the University of Maryland of the US, the monthly income of nearly one-third of Muslims in India is less than Rs 550. Three out of every 10 Muslims lived below the poverty line and earned less than Rs 550 a month in 2004-05, the survey revealed. Even among the poor, urban Muslims were better off compared to those in villages, who survived on Rs 338 a month during the year under review, NCAER said last week