Indian states and territories ranked by poverty

This is a list of States and Union Territories of India ranked according to poverty as on 16 September 2013. The list is compiled from the Annual Report of Reserve Bank of India published on 2013.[1] The rank is calculated according to the percentage of people below poverty-line and is based on MRP-consumption.

Goa ranks best with least poverty of 5.09% while national average stands at 21.92%.

Rank State/U.T. Poverty (% of people below poverty line)
1 Goa 5.09
2 Punjab 5.26
3 Kerala 7.05
4 Himachal Pradesh 8.06
5 Sikkim 8.19
6 Andhra Pradesh 9.20
7 Jammu and Kashmir 10.35
8 Haryana 11.16
9 Uttarakhand 11.26
10 Tamil Nadu 11.28
11 Meghalaya 11.87
12 Tripura 14.05
13 Rajasthan 14.71
14 Gujarat 16.63
15 Maharashtra 17.35
16 Nagaland 18.88
17 West Bengal 19.98
18 Mizoram 20.87
19 Karnataka 20.91
** All India Average 21.92
20 Uttar Pradesh 29.43
21 Madhya Pradesh 31.65
22 Assam 31.98
23 Odisha 32.59
24 Arunachal Pradesh 34.67
25 Manipur 36.89
26 Jharkhand 36.96
27 Chhattisgarh 39.93
28 Bihar 40.69
U/T Andaman and Nicobar Islands 1.00
U/T Lakshadweep 2.77
U/T Puducherry 9.69
U/T Daman and Diu 9.86
U/T Delhi 9.91
U/T Chandigarh 21.81
U/T Dadra and Nagar Haveli 39.31


U/T = union territory


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