Poverty in India

Poverty in India
According to 2011 Population Census of India, there are about 21.92 percent of total Indian population lives below the poverty line. In simple terms, 22 out of 100 Indians are not able to meet their daily needs.

In terms of states, Goa has lowest poverty rate at 5.09, followed by Kerala at 7.05 whereas Chattisgarh has largest number of people living under the poverty. It is followed by Bihard with 33.70 and Odisha with 32.60 percent of populace living under the poverty. In terms of Union Territories, Andaman and Nicobar Islands shows mere poverty rate of 1.00 percent whereas Dadra and Nagar Haveli has largest number of people living under these poor conditions.


Rank State/U.T. Poverty (% of people below poverty line)
1 Goa 5.09
2 Kerala 7.05
3 Himachal Pradesh 8.00
4 Sikkim 8.19
5 Punjab 8.26
6 Andhra Pradesh (includes Telangana) 9.20
7 Jammu and Kashmir (including Ladakh) 10.35
8 Haryana 11.16
9 Uttarakhand 11.26
10 Tamil Nadu 11.28
11 Meghalaya 11.87
12 West Bengal 13.98
13 Tripura 14.05
14 Rajasthan 14.71
15 Gujarat 16.63
16 Maharashtra 17.35
17 Nagaland 18.88
18 Mizoram 20.87
19 Karnataka 20.91
** All India Average 21.92
20 Uttar Pradesh 29.43
21 Madhya Pradesh 31.65
22 Assam 31.98
23 Odisha 32.60
24 Bihar 33.70
25 Arunachal Pradesh 34.67
26 Manipur 31.89
27 Jharkhand 31.96
28 Chhattisgarh 35.93
U/T Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1.00
U/T Lakshadweep 2.77
U/T Puducherry 9.69
U/T Daman and Diu 9.86
U/T Delhi 9.91
U/T Chandigarh 21.81
U/T Dadra and Nagar Haveli 39.31

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