Press Esc to close
Sunday 04 December 2016
News updated at 2:09 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26.9°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Rain lightly

Bihar poorest state, says Plan panel

New Delhi, Mar 20, 2012, DHNS:

Bihar is the poorest state in the country, reveals data released by the Planning Commission on Monday. Odisha, the poorest state as per the previous data released in 2004-05, is way better-off than Bihar, Chattisgarh, Manipur, Jharkhand, Dadra and Nagar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

The percentage of people below the poverty line in Odisha has gone down from 57.2 per cent in 2004-05 to 37 per cent in 2009-10.

Bihar, riding high on reforms implemented by Nitish Kumar, however, witnessed marginal fall in the percentage of population below the poverty line, from 54.4 per cent in 2004-05 to 53.5 per cent in 2009-10.

The data suggested that Madhya Pradesh, with a 36.7 per cent of the population below the poverty line, West Bengal with 26.7 per cent, Rajasthan with 24.8 per cent and Andhra Pradesh with 21.1 per cent, have succeeded in eradicating poverty to a considerable extent.

With only 0.4 per cent and little over one per cent of the population living below the poverty line, Andaman and Nicobar islands and Puduchery respectively seems to be free of the menace of poverty, the data said. This apart, the number of poor are comparatively less in Lakshdweep, Chandigarh, Delhi, Kerala and Sikkim.

According to the Planning Commission, poverty ratio in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttarakhand has declined by about 10 percentage points.

The study further said Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland has become poorer. In rural India, STs exhibit the highest level of poverty at 47.4 per cent, followed by the SCs at 42.3 per cent and OBCs at 31.9 per cent. In urban areas, poverty ratio is highest for the Muslims at 33.9 per cent.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

South Indian actress Priyamani poses infront of a replica of Rome's Trevi Fountain...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

People take part in boat rally in Yamuna river to spread awareness about 'Namami Gange Project...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Delegates of the 6th Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

Dog lovers participated at the 38th & 39th All Breed Championship Dog Shows, organized by...

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

People take out a rally to protest against Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals on the 32nd anniversary..

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar performs during a concert in Chennai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

Bollywood actor John Abraham during the launch of Nissan GT-R, in Mumbai...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

The sunset in Kalaburgi on Friday...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech during their marriage with Hindu rituals in Goa...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Protesters throwing stones on police and CRPF amid tear smoke during a clash after Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523