India has more unreached individuals than any other nation.

A country of over 1.3 billion inhabitants, India has more unreached individuals than any other nation. Of the unreached people groups in the world with populations over 10,000, 75% are found in India. (Operation World, 7th ed., pp. 414-415). India has a secular democracy but with strong radical influences of other faiths throughout the country.

  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Christianity
  • Sikhism
  • Other

Religions in India (2011 Census)

Glad Tidings India - Literacy Map

Effective Literacy Rates by State (2011 Census)

Effective literacy rate excludes people aged 0-7

India has the Most.

India, a land of contrasts, has many millionaires, billionaires, and some of the most gold in the world.

But India is also the land of

  • Most number of destitute, illiterate people

  • Most malnourished people, especially children

  • Most people living in modern slavery

  • Most unreached people groups, over 2,000 out of 2,295 (90.5%) people groups in India are unreached

  • Most discarded people on earth

  • Most number of people on earth

  • Most number of people without access to clean water

India is also

  • One of the most difficult places on earth to be born a woman, due in part to infanticide, child marriages, and girls being married at an early age and dying during childbirth

  • On the list of 5 nations having the world’s poorest people

The unreached people groups we work with have never heard of the Living God, are slaves to depravity, and have no hope in this life or for eternity.

Our goal is to move people from the Most to the Least, and through literacy and the Gospel transform lives for eternity.