India My Dream Country: India My Dream Country Poverty : Poverty Poverty is widespread in India, with the nation estimated to have a third of the world's poor. World Bank estimates, 80% of India's population lives on less than $2 a day… PowerPoint Presentation: [STATISTICS] Illiteracy and overpopulation: Illiteracy and overpopulation India has 456 million people, 41.6% of its population, living below the new international poverty line of $1.25 (PPP) per day. The World Bank further estimates that 33% of the global poor now reside in India.. The literacy level is well below the world average literacy rate of 84% and India currently has the largest illiterate population of any nation on earth. Despite government programs, India's literacy rate increased only "sluggishly," and a 1990 study estimated that it would take until 2060 for India to achieve universal literacy at then-current rate of progress. PowerPoint Presentation: [STATISTICS] What we dream…: What we dream… Certain measures like family planning, sex education and access to proper information will help us to control the menace of overpopulation. The bulk of Indian illiterates live in the country's rural areas, where social and economic barriers play an important role in keeping the lowest strata of society illiterate. Government programmes alone, however well intentioned, may not be able to dismantle barriers built over centuries. Major social reformation efforts are sometimes required to bring about a change in the rural scenario Politics : Politics CORRUPTION: CORRUPTION Corruption in India is a major concern. A 2005 study done by Transparency International in India found that more than 75% of the people had firsthand experience of paying bribe or peddling influence to get any type of job done in a public office. Taxes and bribes are a daily life fact, common between state borders; Transparency International estimates that truckers pay annually 200 billion rupees in bribes . India tops the list for black money in the entire world with almost US$1456 billion in Swiss banks (USD 1.4 trillion approximately) in the form of black money. According to the data provided by the Swiss Banking Association Report (2006), India has more black money than the rest of the world combined. Indian Swiss bank account assets are worth 13 times the country’s national debt . Efforts by government: Efforts by government Right to information act Creation of Anti-Corruption Police and Courts Civil sector initiatives What we wish…. Corruption stops India from becoming a developed nation. India is poor because it is corrupt. Let us Fight corruption to realize our dream of Corruption Free India. Problems in youth: Problems in youth The Reasons: Pressures for Performance in Schools and Colleges Career Decision and Unemployment Emotional and Sexual Adjustment The Consequences : Drugs, narcotics and alcohol. Suicides. Psychological issues. How to fight against…: How to fight against… Creating a supportive family environment Sensitizing youth about the adverse effects of substance abuse. Investing to promote youth employment. Exploring young people’s mental health profile in greater depth. What we dream is to have a physically, mentally sound and healthy young generation.. …TERRORISM…: …TERRORISM … Terrorism in India is primarily attributable to religious communities and Naxalite radical movements. The regions with long term terrorist activities today are Jammu and Kashmir, Mumbai, Central India. As of 2006, at least 232 of the country’s 608 districts were afflicted, at differing intensities, by various insurgent and terrorist movements. In August 2008, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has said that there are as many as 800 terrorist cells operating in the country. Let’s be united…: Let’s be united… India cannot solve the problem of terrorism by standard military means alone. It also needs a silent approach, which will help people focus more on peaceful means of settling differences. The government should think more about the security of the common man than the security of politicians and ministers. The irony of our security system is , most of the NSG commandos in India are employed to provide security to the ministers. Since they are busy with their duties , they are not trained on the latest techniques of rescue. All the main cities should have a terror rescue team containing trained defense people. Pollution: Pollution The environmental problems in India are growing rapidly. The increasing economic development and a rapidly growing population that has taken the country from 300 million people in 1947 to more than one billion people today is putting a strain on the environment, infrastructure, and the country’s natural resources. Industrial pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, rapid industrialization, urbanization, and land degradation are all worsening problems. Over exploitation of the country's resources be it land or water and the industrialization process has resulted in the environmental degradation of resources. OUR DREAMS. . . . : OUR DREAMS. . . . To see India as one of the most developing nations. India, in our dreams shall rise in the community of nations as the country which the weakest of neighbors shall not fear and which the most powerful country in the world shall not be able to threaten or blackmail. India of our dreams is essentially an integral India where a Pakistani Muslim won't have to procure a visa in search of the roots of his evolution; where, likewise, for an Indian the great Indus Valley Civilization does not fall in a foreign country; and where a Bengali Hindu refugee will finally shed the bitter memories of Dacca and a Bangladeshi Muslim will not be hounded as a foreign national in India.