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Regions with the highest urban poverty share in India 2011-12

The statistic shows the regions with the highest urban poverty across India in 2011-12, distributed by states and union territories. With close to 33 percent of its population living under the urban poverty line, the state of Manipur had the highest urban poverty that year, followed by the state of Bihar with over 31 percent of its urban population living in poverty.
The urban poverty line across India in 2011-12, broken down by states and union territories can be found here.

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

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Release date

September 2016



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Supplementary notes

Note: Andaman and Nicobar islands did not report any urban population living in poverty during that time period.
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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