|India is estimated to have one third of the world’s
poor, defined as earning less than $1.25 USD
per day (by the Indian Planning Commission).
|India is crowded. There were about 60 people
on this bus! India averages 954 people per square
mile. (The US averages 84 people.) India is expected
to take over China as the most populous
nation by 2025.
|54% of India’s population is under the age of 25 –
that’s a whopping 550 million young people.
|Literacy in India stands at about 74%, well below
the world average of 84%. By sheer numbers, India
has the largest illiterate population in the world.
|All public computers in India use Microsoft Windows –
English Edition. Internet can be slower than
watching cows graze.
|The weather was warm in
October, but India seemed
to have a near permanent
haze from agricultural fires
and vehicle emissions.
India is home to several of
the world’s worst cities
for air pollution.