Sindh: Poverty Double in Rural Areas
Rural areas descending into widespread poverty as urban areas improve.
The rural areas of Sindh province have been facing with abject poverty and a release of Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh (GoS), issued here on Saturday 13 December 2008], showing serious concern over the yawning rural-urban divide has revealed that the poverty head count ratio in the rural areas is almost double than in the urban areas, said.
It said rural Sindh has about 50 percent of the province’s population and about 30 percent of the GDP. The slow growth in the rural sector has led to widespread rural poverty and large and widening income gap with urban areas.