Regions with highest rural poverty share in India 2011-12

The statistic represents the regions with the highest rural poverty population across India in 2011-12, distributed by states and union territories. With close to 63 percent of its population living under the poverty line, the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli had the highest rural poverty share, followed by the state of Chhattisgarh with over 44 percent of its rural people living in poverty.
The rural poverty line across India in 2011-12, broken down by states and union territories can be found here.

Distribution of regions with the highest rural poverty population across India in 2011-12, by states and union territories

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Source

Release date

September 2016

Region

India

Survey time period

2011-12

Supplementary notes

Poverty line was calculated with the Mixed Reference Period method (MRP) which measures consumption of five low-frequency items (clothing, footwear, durables, education and institutional health expenditure) over a one year period, and all other items over the previous 30 days.

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