is this :

Number of India’s poor falling: report

In India, the number of such people living on less than $ 1.25 a day is expected to go down from 435 million or 51.3 per cent in 1990 to 295 million or 23.6 per cent by 2015 and 268 million or 20.3 per cent by 2020.

Whoa ! At that rate, India will get rid of poverty by 2050, no ?


Not accounting for inflation, $1.25 in 2020 is like less than 50 cents today, and I’d argue that far less than 268 million live on that today.