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Prime Minister Narendra Modi likes to talk about how the effects of development have started trickling down to the grassroots. But a recently-released report highlights the exact opposite.
Titled 'India Exclusion Report 2015', it has been published by the Centre for Equity Studies, and reveals that a large number of people are deprived of public services like school education, housing, decent work, legal justice, primary healthcare, water and sanitation, and gender-just work.
Most of the 'excluded' people in India are children, the homeless, construction workers, women, Dalits, tribals and minorities.
Here are some other stark facts from the report:
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