List of Indian states and union territories by poverty rate

This is a list of States and Union Territories of India ranked according to poverty as on 16 September 2013. The list is compiled from the Annual Report of Reserve Bank of India published in 2013.[1] The rank is calculated according to the percentage of people below poverty-line [2] and is based on MRP-consumption. [3]

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
U/T Jammu and Kashmir 10.35
8 Haryana 11.16
9 Uttarakhand 11.26
10 Tamil Nadu 11.28
11 Meghalaya 11.87
12 Tripura 14.05
13 Rajasthan 14.71
14 Gujarat 16.63
15 Maharashtra 17.35
16 Nagaland 18.88
17 West Bengal 19.98
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Table 162, Number and Percentage of Population Below Poverty Line". Reserve Bank of India, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/you-will-be-on-bpl-list-if-your-annual-income-is-rs27000/article2035893.ece
  3. ^ https://www.indiatoday.in/mail-today/story/rural-india-technonology-mobile-phones-national-survey-328188-2016-07-09