Give an account of interstate disparities of poverty in India.

The distribution of poverty is not same throughout the country. Few states experience worse poverty conditions and few states have slightly less as compared to other states.  Unequal distribution of land and resources is another vital cause for poverty in India. To fulfil the demands of social obligations and religious ceremonies the poor community end up spending a lot which leads to poverty. Inequality in earning the income of the people is also a wide cause for poverty.

Various states and distribution

Poverty in India varies for distinct states. The success rate of reducing poverty ranges from state to state formulating inter-state inequalities in poverty level.

  • Orissa, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are the three poorest states in India with their people living below the poverty line being 47, 42 and 37 per cent respectively.
  • Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh are the three better-off states in India as far as the poverty is concerned. There are several circumstances that are accountable for these interstate disparities of poverty in India.

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