This is what the monthly budget of a rural household in India looks like

An average person in rural India spends more money on alcohol and tobacco than on accessing preventive healthcare.

A six-month long survey by a New-Delhi based research firm found that rural consumers spend 5% (Rs140) of their income on local alcohol, and another 7% (Rs196) on tobacco every month. Household expenditure on preventive healthcare constitutes 2%, or roughly Rs56 a month, and another 7% (Rs196) is spent on medical expenses, which also includes transportation. The survey was...

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