Explain any four ways in which democracies have been able to reduce inequality and poverty.
(i) Democracy accommodates various social division and thus leads to peaceful and harmonious life among citizens.
(ii) Democracy has the ability to handle social differences, divisions and conflict.
(iii) It recognises dignity and freedom of the citizens. In fact, the person for respect and freedom are the basis of democracy.
(iv) Democracy in India has strengthened the claims of disadvantaged and discriminated castes for equal status and equal opportunity.