List of Indian states and union territories by poverty rate
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 in 2013. 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)|
|6||Andhra Pradesh (includes Telangana)||9.20|
|7||Jammu and Kashmir||10.35|
|**||All India Average||21.92|
|U/T||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||1.00|
|U/T||Daman and Diu||9.86|
|U/T||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||39.31|
- "Table 162, Number and Percentage of Population Below Poverty Line". Reserve Bank of India, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2014.