Recently, there has been a big furore by educated middle-class Indians about the government fixing the poverty line as income of less than Rs.32 per day. That number is sobering and laughable. I mean seriously if your family’s per capita income is Rs.32 per day – you are not poor!
So, I did that Math.
Let take an example of a full time domestic help in a typical Indian household. He/She has a family of four to feed.
Rs. 32 X 4 = Rs 128/-
That means a monthly salary of about Rs. 3840.
I wonder how many domestic workers in India get paid this sort of remuneration. I am not even talking about lack of weekly offs, healthcare support and pension.
But I think this is a case of taking selective responsibility.
Inspired from this tweet.
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