680 million Indians lack the means to meet their essential needs: report
- According to a global research organisation (McKinsey Global Institute), about 680 million Indians or about 56% population of India, do not have the adequate means to even meet their basic needs.
- The organisation is now proposing a fresh “empowerment program” that would help government to decide the minimum economic cost-per-household, in order to fulfil their essential needs.
- Facilities like drinking water, healthcare, and sanitation are inadequate, and there is 40% gap between the current condition and the “empowerment program”.
- They have created this new program by estimating the cost-per-capita in order to fulfil the eight essential services like food, water, housing, education, health care, sanitation, fuel, and social security. They also address some other needs that include clothing and entertainment.
- 8 essential empowerment parameters given by McKinsey Global Institute