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State Specific Poverty Lines for 2011-12

February 5, 2014

The Poverty line in is defined by the Planning Commission on the basis of Monthly Per Capita Consumption Expenditure (MPCE) and in 2011-12, it has been computed based on the Tendulkar Committee Methodology. The range of the poverty line for rural areas across States is between Rs 694.57 for Orissa and Rs 1,300.51 for Puducherry. Similarly, for urban areas, the range is Rs 849.45 for Chhattisgarh and Rs 1,309.4 for Puducherry across States. The GAP of poverty line between Rural and Urban areas was maximum for Sikkim ( RS 295.74) and was minimum for Kerala(Rs -31.10). The daily expenditure sufficient to be above the poverty line is often expressed on a daily basis by arithmetically dividing the monthly expenditure by 30, Based on NSSO estimates, all India daily expenditure turns out to be Rs 33.32 and Rs 27.20 in urban and rural areas respectively in 2011-12.

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Source: NITI Aayog/Planning Commission