Presentation on theme: "Development and Health Differences Inequalities within Developing Countries [Date] Today I will: - Know the reasons why there are differences in development."— Presentation transcript:
Development and Health Differences Inequalities within Developing Countries [Date] Today I will: - Know the reasons why there are differences in development within India
Development and Health Differences We are going to look specifically at five regions/areas of India to work out why some places are rich, while others are poor: - The Mumbai Region - The Punjab Region - Kerala - Himalayas and the Thar Desert - Shanty Towns of the Cities
Development and Health Differences Mumbai Region [One third of all government taxes come from this region alone] It attracts much industry due to : -Best transport system (good roads, railways, port and international airport) -Best telecommunications (telephone, fax and internet) -Educated and English speaking workforce -Government investment eg. Setting up IT parks
Development and Health Differences Punjab Region [Much higher than average – only 2% poverty rate] Its farming is prosperous: -Fertile alluvial soil -Most mechanised and irrigated farms in India -Benefitted most from the Green Revolution
Development and Health Differences Kerala [best according to social indicators] - The state uses its money to improve people’s quality of life - The farms are no bigger than 10 hectares to allow a more equal society.
Development and Health Differences Himalayas and Thar Desert [40% poverty rate which is one of the worst in the world]: -It is very remote with poor roads and railways meaning a lack of industry and commercial farming. -Climate problems make the areas less attractive for development. -Low literacy rates (below 50% in Bihar)
Development and Health Differences Very poor quality of life in the Shanty towns eg. Dharavi in Mumbai - This is because the city authorities cannot provide housing, sanitation, water etc. for the rapidly growing population.