Ingrid Srinath at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

Ingrid Srinath, Secretary General, CIVICUS Speaking during the session 'Insights on India' Ingrid shared her concerns about the government's inability to keep its promises. "Despite the government's pledges to the contrary, growth in India had not been inclusive.

Child malnutrition has barely improved over the past two decades and caste politics still excluded millions of people from real opportunity. While most children are now enrolled in schools, 65 percent drop out and only 12 percent go to college. If you are in the bottom third, life is universally worse than 20 years ago", she said.

 

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Photo: Ingrid Srinath Narasimhan, Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer, Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, South Africa speaking during the session 'Insights on India' at the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2011.

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