Corporate Social Negligence!

Some stratling facts and figures!!

Posted in child deaths, Guardian, IT sector, poor nutrition by clash on October 10, 2006

For all you lurking gansta’s, This is a humble effort by me to extract some main points from an article which came in Guardian

  • Symbols of the new prosperity are everywhere. The relentless expansion of gleaming shopping malls reflects a surge in the prosperity of India’s middle class – some 250 million people. Mobile phone connections are growing by 5m every month. Stock markets are booming, and foreign investors are lining up for a slice of the action. Happy?
  • I was just kidding…..
  • This is the country in which 2.8 million children die annually as a result of poor nutrition and easily preventable illness – almost one quarter of the global total. Almost half of all Indian children are underweight for their age – a larger proportion than in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, some 300 million Indians survive on less than 50p a day.
  • Bangladesh is poorer than India and its economy is growing far more slowly. But over the past decade, child deaths have been falling at an annual rate 50% faster than in India, and Bangladesh now has a better child survival record.
  • The IT sector employs about 1 million people in a country where 8 million join the labour force each year.
  • Uttar Pradesh, with a population bigger than Germany and Britain combined, has immunisation rates that compare unfavourably with those in Mali, and child death rates to match Sudan’s.
  • Girls are 50% more likely than their brothers to die before the age of five – a death differential that translates into 130,000 missing female children each year.
  • If you want to read the full version of this article and check the credibilty of this rhetoric
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    1. Dhanya said, on October 10, 2006 at 10:48 am

      Publishing Guardian Copyrighted Material is Violation of Intellectual Property Rights.
      Would have appreciated, if you had put in a disclaimer. 🙂

    2. Anonymous said, on October 10, 2006 at 7:31 pm

      yo..cant help it .its a matter of “survival of the fittest”
      so long dude/
      u can keep carping bout children being malnourished or ppl dyin ..but in the end…be fit if u wanna survive…u fat pig..

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    4. Rishi Shankar said, on October 11, 2006 at 1:44 pm

      Gosh…Startling facts….However thats what statistics can do…the same set of numbers if had another comparing tool could look rosy…No doubt governemnt is being lax and unsupportive…but is it not whole class and cast game….where social upheaval is required not just delegation to the government….Good read no doubt….

    5. Appu said, on October 12, 2006 at 9:31 am

      Clash. how many beggars do you see on the roads who give birth to children? Now these are the people who cant take care of themselves but they want children. they take it as extra avenue of alms income. Where is the governments education program? this is a vicous circle we are in, and will take ages to come out of.

      BTW, anon#1 : I agree its the survival of the fittest, but then there is also something called social responsibility. Unfortunately, for us it ends at dropping a rare 1 re coin to a beggar. it takes some introspection

    6. clash said, on October 12, 2006 at 9:37 am

      The beggars are the outcome of a discredited social system.

      U mean they should not reproduce? That sounded ridiculous!

    7. hope and love said, on October 13, 2006 at 8:31 am


    8. LeftyHenry said, on October 19, 2006 at 2:26 am

      Wow that is some disgusting info. Just the other day someone was telling me about how great India is now that it has opened up it’s markets. The guy had no idea what he was talking about. This proved that.

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