POVERTY IS THE CAUSE OF ALL SOCIAL EVILS
Poverty is a bane of society. Millions of people live below the poverty line. They lead a miserable life. The sight of little children dressed in rags and with starved faces is a slur on the name of humanity. People living in poverty find it difficult to make both ends meet. They are forced much against their wishes to adopt evil ways of life. The convict of ‘The Bishop’s Candlesticks’ is a glaring example in this respect. His wife was ill and he had no job and no money. Consequently, he had to steal a piece of bread which led read about tragic events in the newspapers that a whole family ended its life by taking poison because they were living in utter poverty. People living in slums without adequate source of earning take to crimes. Police find criminals for their livelihood, they naturally turn to crimes. That is why with the growing poverty, crimes also increase. It is a fact that poverty is the cause of social evils. Many steps the downtrodden, but things have not improved for the poor because a big part of the funds allotted for the welfare of the poor is swallowed up by the corrupt official machinery. Poverty also causes environmental pollution.