Scroll | 06/02/2022 10:16 AM | Click to read full article
Caste is an elephant in the living room of Indian social development professionals. While caste has always been pivotal to the country’s electoral politics, it remains marginal to mainstream development thinking.
In 2016, 90% of the poorest 20% lived in rural India but that number had dropped to 70% in 2021. On the other hand, the share of the poorest 20% in urban areas has gone up from around 10% to 30% now.