The is a speech by Cde. Jagadish Chandra (New Socialist Alternative – India) in London Socialist Party Meeting were he speaks on the effects of neo liberal reforms in India. While India definitely experienced exponential growth in the last one decade, 77% of its population still live on Rs. 20 a day. Jagadish also spoke about the neo liberal offensive in states such as Orissa where the mining and steel multinationals such as POSCO are attempting to grab the state’s rich natural resources at the expense of the communities that have lived of the forest and agriculture to sustain their livelihood for generations.