India the Superpower? Think again

Fortune writes :

Sorry: India is not a superpower, and in fact, that is probably the
wrong ambition for it, anyway. Why? Let me answer in the form of some
statistics.

  • 47 percent of Indian children under the age of five are either malnourished or stunted.
  • The adult literacy rate is 61 percent (behind Rwanda and barely ahead of Sudan). Even this is probably overstated, as people are deemed literate who can do little more than sign their name.
  • Only 10 percent of the entire Indian labor force works in the formal economy; of these fewer than half are in the private sector.
  • The enrollment of six-to-15-year-olds in school has actually declined in the last year. About 40 million children who are supposed to be in school are not.
  • About a fifth of the population is chronically hungry; about half of the world’s hungry live in India.
  • More than a quarter of the India population lives on less than a dollar a day.
  • India has more people with HIV than any other country.

(Sources: UNDP, Unicef, World Food Program; Edward Luce)

You get the idea.

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2 Responses to “India the Superpower? Think again”

  1. tarunkumar Says:

    Hello,
    you look only negative side..HIV,Poor,Hungry-these are not only india’s problem but it is spread everywhere in the world…India has No. 4 largest army in the world..
    India has No.2 position in navy
    Indian space station-Isro launches satellites every 4 or 5 months…
    India is growing with 8 % GDP rate and many developed countries GDP rate is in minus 0 …
    India’s youth also done very well in IT.Infosys,wipro,tisco-is well known companies in IT
    Hotmail.com webmail lauched by an indian…sabeer bhati and many others baazee.com/now formerly ebay.in lauched by indian……..
    Tata is going to launch car in just $2300-2500 ,world’s most affordable car…NANO
    tata motors aquire world’s high valuable branded cars jaguar and landrover…
    Tata steel aquire CISCO-now it is world’s largest steel company in 5th position
    World’s largest steel company arsler-mittal is run by indian
    IN world’s top 10 richest person has four indians..lakshmi mittal,mukesh-anil ambani,kP singh..
    Firstly you have to see glass how much filled with water ,don’t see how much is it empty..?
    Every country has own problems..yet we are developing or growing country thats why we are facing this problem..
    Do you know one indian doctor found medicine or something ..for finish the HIV-aids but he is in developing country and because of corruption and developed countries pressure-he can’t find human body…he said because I am not white thats why I am facing this problem..his articles also published in science magazine..

  2. tarunkumar Says:

    sorry on above lines
    Tata steel aquires corus..by mistake i wrote there


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