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. 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 *||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|
U/T = union territory
- including TELANGANA
- "Table 162, Number and Percentage of Population Below Poverty Line". Reserve Bank of India, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2014.