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Ramu is a farmer in a remote village in Rajasthan, where the total population is around 750. His son must walk about five kilometres to receive basic education. They do not have access to a proper medical facility. His wife has to walk about two kilometres every day to get drinking water.

Albert is a software developer, and to have better job opportunities, he and his family moved to a metropolitan city. As a result, his children go to private schools, undergo regular physical examinations, and have access to drinking water 24 hours a day.

Read and analyse the above scenario, and determine what type of inequality exists between Ramu and Albert.

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<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Economic inequality
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<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Income inequality
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<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Regional inequality
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Social inequality
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The correct option is C <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Regional inequality
<!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> The majority of the population residing in metropolitan cities has access to better hospitals, employment, good roads, transport systems, clean drinking water, educational facilities, industries, and many other luxuries of life. People living in rural areas do not have access to all these facilities. This type of inequality is termed as regional inequality.

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