7 most Poorest States in India: More than 27 crore people of the country are living their lives in poverty. According to the World Bank’s latest report, 80 percent of the country’s poor population lives in the villages.
One out of five Indians is poor
According to the report, One out of five Indians comes under poverty. According to the report released till 2012, in 2004, the number was 38.9 per cent, and in 2011, the figure has reached 21.2 percent. The poorest of the poor also belong to scheduled castes and tribes.
7 Most Poorest States in India
The poorest people live in UP, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Odisha. 62 percent of the country’s poor people live in these states. In these states, 45 percent of the country’s population lives.
6 million poor in UP
According to the report, by 2012, six crore poor people in the country lived in UP. 3.6 crore in Bihar, 2.4 crore in MP, 1.3 crore in Jharkhand and 1 crore in Rajasthan living below the poverty line. According to statistics, 25 percent of the country’s poor population lives in villages and 14 percent in urban areas. Of these, 27 percent lived in small villages, 19 percent in large villages, 17 percent in small cities and 6 percent in big cities.
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56 percent poor people spend on food
56 percent of the poor spend on food. 13 percent spend on light and fuel, 6 percent on education and 25 percent for other items. If we look at the castes, then 43 percent ST, 29 per cent SC, 21 per cent OBC and 12 per cent come from other castes.
Earning from wages
According to the World Bank figures, most of the poor people live their lives by wages. 34 percent of the workers work on the farms, 30 percent work on their own farms and 17 percent earn wages in other jobs.