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How Poverty Line is Determined in the Indian States?

Hemant Singh

Suresh Tendulkar panel (in 2011-12) said that those who spend Rs. 27 in rural areas and Rs. 33 in urban areas are not poor. While an expert panel headed by former RBI governor C. Rangarajan said in a report submitted to the BJP government in July, 2014 that those spending over Rs 32 a day in rural areas and Rs 47 in towns and cities should not be considered poor.

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Definition: Poverty & Poverty Line in India

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S.N.

State/union territory

Rural

Expenditure/month in Rs.

Urban

Expenditure/month in Rs.

 1.

Andhra Pradesh

860

1009

 2.

Bihar

778

923

 3.

Chhattisgarh

738

849

 4.

 Delhi

1145

1134

 5.

 Gujarat

932

1152

 6.

Haryana

1015

1169

 7.

 Himachal Pradesh

913

1064

 8.

Jharkhand

748

974

 9.

 Karnataka

902

1089

 10.

 Kerala

1018

987

 11.

Madhya Pradesh

771

897

 12.

Maharashtra

967

1126

 13.

 Odisha

695

861

 14.

 Punjab

1054

1155

 15.

Rajasthan

905

1002

 16.

 Tamil Nadu

880

937

 17.

Uttar Pradesh

768

941

 18.

Uttrakhand

880

1082

 19.

West Bengal

783

981


All India

816

1000

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