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Poverty  Alleviation

 
   
   
 

The widening gap between rich and poor worldwide is a major threat to global security and economic integration. About half of the planets populations are poor, living on less than two dollars a day. Poverty is a vicious circle, being both the major cause and the effect of a situation, in which no opportunities seem to exist for the poor to help themselves.

 

Rural development and gender equality are key elements of strategies to reduce poverty and create income and employment opportunities.

 

Eradicating poverty is a shared objective of the international community. The Millennium Declaration of the United Nations stipulates the target of halving the proportion of the world’s people whose income is less than one dollar a day by the year 2015.

 

Jute the golden fibre, is an important cash crop of the sub-continent. A sizeable number of rural people of Bangladesh and India depends on jute for their livelihood.

 

One of the mission of International Jute study Group is to contribute significantly to alleviation of poverty in this subcontinents. Our benchmarks are the millennium Development Goals, a set of some antipoverty targets by implementing projects in different area like agriculture, research, Market promotion etc. and social economic development of rural people.

 
     
     
  World Poverty Fact  
     
 
  • 1.2 billion people live on less than US$ 1 per day

  • 2.8 billion people live on less than US$ 2 per day

  • 75 percent of the poor live in rural Areas

  • 60 per cent of the world's poor are women and girls

  • The average income in the 20 richest countries is 37 times higher than in the poorest countries

  • Higher inequality tends to retard growth in poor countries and encourage growth in richer places

 
     
     
     
     

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