Gandhinagar, 6 March 2021
In 2018, a quarter of Gujarat’s population was poor. After the recession in 2021, due to the slowdown in corona and agriculture, 30 to 33 percent people are suspected to be poor. If Modi had developed in 14 years and BJP in 26 years, there would not have been poverty. The state is expected to have 31,46,413 families below the poverty line in 2018 and 50 lakh families below the poverty line in 2021. Economists are predicting that in 2021, due to corona, recession and declining farm production, the number of poor households will exceed 5 million. Ration card is not the only proof for poverty. There are also a large number of poor people without ration cards.
In 2004-05, 21.8% of the total population in rural areas lived below the poverty line. In 2018, it was 25 percent. In 2021, 30 to 33% of the population will be living in poverty. Rupani has increased poverty since becoming chief minister. The Gujarat government says that when outsiders come to Gujarat, poverty has increased.
EVM kills poverty
In fact, poverty is increasing as farmers are crumbling. Growth has taken place only in the industrial sector, where barely 4 percent of the employment is generated. Therefore, in the 2017 Gujarat assembly elections, rural areas have given more MLAs to the opposition by not voting for the BJP. In 2021, people voted for BJP in EVMs in local bodies. How can this be considered? Poverty is not visible due to EVMs.
What is the secret of Modi’s poverty?
Compared to the year 2015-16, the number of poor families increased in 2016-17, i.e. 2,47,742 over a period of one year. There has been a sudden increase in the number of poor families since former Chief Minister Modi left Gujarat. There was a sudden increase in the number of poor in 2016-17. Revealing its secret, economists say that Modi did not show the number of poor and did so to tell the whole world that Gujarat is prosperous. The number of poor has increased overnight with the advent of the second corona and recession. The reason for this is also the scams in cheap grains.
Larger employment than agriculture
The poverty figures were released on 12 July 2018. Which shows that industries do not provide employment but agriculture provides huge employment. The biggest reason for poverty is that the canals of the Narmada project do not reach the fields. Agriculture is decreasing. There are 1.20 crore plots of land in Gujarat. There are 58 lakh farmer families. It has a debt of Rs 24,000 crore. 42 per cent of farmer households have an average debt of Rs 16.74 lakh per person.
Grow farm laborers
The number of farm laborers has increased in 15 years, the number of farm laborers has increased by 1.7 million. There has been a decline of 4 lakh farmers since 2001. The laborers who work as poor. The land is being divided into small pieces. The land is turning into pieces due to family division.
Farmers become poor by selling land
Farmers are selling land because it is not possible to cultivate small land. They sell land and make wages. There were 46.61 lakh farmers in Gujarat in 2005-06 which increased to 48.85 lakh in 2010-11. In 2015, it increased to 50 lakhs. 58 lakhs in 2021. The number of land holders has increased to 2.25 lakhs.
Poverty increased due to reduced land
Agricultural land in the year 2005-06 which was a total of 102 crore hectares. In 2010-11, it came down to 98.98 lakh hectares. Thus, there has been a decrease of 3.70 lakh hectares in agricultural land in the state. But it is expected to decrease to 94 lakh hectare in 2017-18 and to 86 lakh hectare by 2025. Land has become useless or it has become unused in industries. A farmer had 10 bighas of land 10 years ago but now he has 5 bighas of land. In which he cannot make life. Hence poverty is increasing.
4 lakh farmer families become poor
Seeing the increase in population, 4 lakh farmers have reduced. In addition, since 2001, 3.70 lakh hectares of land has declined in Gujarat. It literally means that so many farmers fell. Due to family division, the land is being converted into small pieces. Hence poverty has increased. Since 2002, the number of poor in Gujarat has increased.
Lie of rupani
Chief Minister Vijay Rapani had said in a meeting of NITI Aayog in Delhi in 2018 that farmers in Gujarat are prosperous. But poverty has increased in the villages. Therefore, poverty has increased in cities as well. Instead of reducing poverty, farmers are becoming more poor. The Gujarat government had announced in the Legislative Assembly that more than 31 lakh families are living below the poverty line.
Only Gujarat is poor, not from outside
In 2018, the Rupani government says that poor people from other states such as UP, Bihar and Orissa come to Gujarat for their livelihood, they are responsible for poverty. 34 lakh BPL card holders families get the benefit of ration grains.
Definition of poverty changed
Rural earns Rs 324 per month in Gujarat and Rs 501.14 per month in cities. In 2014, the poverty line in Gujarat was reduced and those earning Rs 11 for villages and Rs 17 for cities were declared poor. “If you want to eradicate poverty, change the poverty line and reduce the number of poor.” To show the world that they have developed for Gujarat, the BJP needed to show the world that there is no poor in Gujarat.
28 years after BJP
Even after 28 years, poverty is still a gift of the Congress, on November 18, 2018, Chief Minister of Gujarat Minister Vijay Rupani declared that “Unemployment, poverty and corruption are the days of Congress in the country”. But the BJP government in Gujarat has been in power since 1996. It has been 24 years. If the Congress is not in power at night for 28 years, then why is poverty increasing.
Grain scam of the poor
The poor grain of the Rupani government is a big scam. If BJP had a policy of eradicating poverty, it could have eradicated poverty in Gujarat in 27 years. But that did not happen.
Child labor, the reason for poverty
The National Sample Survey Organization revealed that there are about 4.20 lakh child laborers in the labor state instead of going to school. Children have to go to work due to poverty and hunger. During the survey in 2004-05, about 3.9 lakh school children were working in the state. This number is continuously increasing. In Gujarat, 4% were child laborers. In rural areas, Gujarat ranks second in the country after Jharkhand in child labor.
Poor welfare fair
This means that poverty is more in the villages. Poor Kalyan Mela is a dish. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the Garib Kalyan Mela has become a special feature of the Gujarat government to reduce poverty. For 11 years from 2009, 2070 Garib Kalyan Melas were organized and 22 thousand crore rupees were given. Two crore people were involved in it. Then why poverty did not come down. With this much money, every poor could be given a house for free.
Give everyone home
Since 2012, 5 million houses were to be built for the poor. 40,000 crore is needed to build 20 lakh houses. The government can do it comfortably. If that happens, the Gujarat government could save Rs 5,000 crore every year on health. So, in fact, the government will get these houses free in 20 years.
Health cost increases
Poverty leads to malnutrition, hence the government has an economic burden of health. 20 lakh families in Gujarat do not have a good home to live in. Gujarat has infant mortality and anemia. The government has no right to govern if 50 lakh families do not get enough to eat.
Poverty is the root of corruption
Poverty is the root cause of corruption. Poverty is the root of corruption. Billions of rupees are spent in the name of the poor, most corruption is in the schemes of the poor. If poverty is eradicated, corruption can end. The first step to alleviate poverty is to provide them a better home. Then if he lives well, he will find employment for himself. A good home will improve his health. Boz will be less on the government.
If there is poverty, there is corruption. If corruption is to be eradicated, then poverty has to be eradicated first. Poverty will increase household productivity, production will also increase, so per capita income will also increase. (translated from Gujarat)