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Oct 16, 2018

Oxfam India's CEO, Amitabh Behar on India's commitment to reduce inequality

Oxfam India

Inequality in India

Photo by: Vivek M

Oxfam India CEO, Amitabh Behar in conversation with Kumkum Dasgupta, Hindustan Times' correspondent, on India's dismal ranking in the Commitment to Reduce Inequality Index and what the government can do to reduce the widening gaps between the rich and poor. 
"India has a responsibility and accountability as it is one of the largest democracies in the world with a population of 1.3 billion people, many of whom live in extreme poverty. Its inactions affect the world’s commitment to reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Sadly, India ranks amongst the bottom 15 countries on the commitment to inequality index, which means the government is not doing enough to fight extreme inequality. Oxfam has calculated that if India were to reduce inequality by a third, more than 170 million people would no longer be poor. India can lead the global movement and help in creating an equal world. What is required is political will," says Behar.

You can read the interview here 

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