Poverty is a social evil that affects the society and its people negatively. There are many causes of this social issue. The main causes are unemployment, social injustice, illiteracy, natural disasters, and overpopulation. The changing trends in the economy of a country also cause poverty. It affects society and people in such a way that they end up trapped for the whole life. The highest-ranked among the effects of poverty is the Crime rate in society. When a person is unable to make both ends meet, he tries to earn and fulfill his needs through illegal means. It gives rise to terrorism and fuels a state of misery and frustration in the nation. The issue of inequality arises in society due to poverty and it creates a lot of social tensions and differences among people. Measures should be taken to cut down this social evil and create peace in the country. The best way is to create jobs so that most of the population can fulfill the basic needs and live a contented life. The minimum wage should be raised to reduce poverty. More people should be educated so that they know the difference between right and wrong and prevent illegal means of earning. A proper criminal justice system should be reformed to serve the barriers of poverty in a society. There is nothing impossible in cutting down poverty. The government should take necessary steps to increase economic security and provide opportunities to the middle and lower class.
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