India is the second most populous country in the world. It is also the most ethnically diverse, with 1.3 billion inhabitants and hundreds of people groups and languages.

Kerala India

The caste system continues to operate, but there have been changes in the economic sphere amid a shift from agriculture towards a market economy focused on industry and services. This has caused rapid growth of the new rich, as well as a large middle class.

Persecution of Christians has increased across the country under the current government, which is led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and funding to Christian organisations is increasingly being blocked.

AsiaLink India map

Statistics

Total population: 1,324,000,000

Unreached people: 94.9%

Main religion: Hinduism

Projects

We support projects which are training pastors to reach unreached people groups, particularly those in the north of the country. Evangelists have been sent out into these areas.

We also support work with orphans through children’s homes and health clinics, projects for disadvantaged women, and outreach to the urban youth in Delhi.

Pray

Pray for India