Banking Term: Poverty Line
- People living below the barest desirable nutritional standards of a daily calorie intake of 2400 calories per person in rural and 2100 calories per person in urban area said to be living below the poverty line.
- In 1980, the Planning Commission in its sixth Five year Plan document defined poverty line on the basis of nutritional standards.
- The daily per capita expenditure is pegged at 32 rupees for the rural poor and at 47 rupees for the urban poor.
- Poverty line based on the average monthly per capita expenditure is pegged at 972 rupees for rural India and 1407 rupees for urban India.
- The all-India poverty line in terms of consumption expenditure for a family of five is estimated at 4760 rupees per month in rural areas and 7035 rupees per month in urban areas in 2011-12.