The entire Indian society is divided into upper class, middle class and the lower class. What divides the Indian society into these stratums? MONEY – the sole reason. Money is what the lower class is deprived of and because of this, there is no end to the woes faced by a lower class family.
Education – Children of lower class families are deprived of proper basic education. This leads to unawareness and illiteracy among them. Although the government has provided them free education in the municipality schools but these schools suffer from lack of proper, trained staff. So, there is education missing at the root level itself.
Unemployment- Due to the lack of education, the youth in the Indian lower class families face rampant unemployment. Government has provided opportunities to these youths by relaxing rules of employment in the government sectors and increasing the number of seats for the scheduled castes and backwards castes and tribes but the ratio of the number of unemployed is much higher than the number of job vacancies available.
Poverty and family planning – Due to unemployment, many lower class families live in extreme poverty. They may lack the basic resources like food, shelter and clothing. This lack of unawareness leads to poor family planning which in turn leads to feeding many mouths on a meager salary. Because of this, apart from the breadwinners of the family, children are pushed into work to help fulfill the basic needs of the family.
Unhygienic and malnutrition conditions – Unemployment and extreme poverty are not conducive for a good physical and mental development of an individual. This leads to high mortality rate in a state or country.