It is C which condratics the above information.
According to a study by the Human Resources Ministry, between 1950 and 1980, the number of beggars in India continued to increase but at a rate lower than that of the Indian population.
Which of the following statements directly contradicts the information above?
(A) The number of beggars in the general population increased slightly in the thirty year period between 1950 and 1980.
(B) The proportion of beggars in the Indians below the poverty line remained constant over the thirty year period.
(C) The rate of increase in the number of people below the poverty line was more than the rate of growth of the general population over the thirty year period.
(D) The proportion of beggars in the general population increased from 22% in 1950 to 26% in 1980.
(E) The ratio of beggars in the total population of India was half as much as the ratio of the unemployed in the general population of the country.
Based on your other question source, I am guessing that this is from gmat-secrets. Like Vaithy said, you can't conclude people below the poverty line are beggars. This is a horrendously written question -- even worse than the one with the college drop-out entrepeneurs.
I still think D is the answer. If the proportion of beggars to the general population is now higher, then they, as a group, grew faster than that of the population...
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