60% of rural India lives on less than Rs 35 a day: National Sample Survey
As per 66th round of National Sample Survey (NSS) carried out b/w July 2009-June 2010 on income and expenditure:
- Nearly 60% of India’s rural population lives on less than Rs 35 a day and about as many in cities live on Rs 66 a day.
- The all India average Monthly Per Capita Consumer Expenditure (MPCE) in rural areas was Rs 1,054 while in urban areas it was Rs 1,984.
- The average MPCE in rural areas was lowest in Bihar and Chhattisgarh at around Rs 780 followed by Odisha and Jharkhand at Rs 820.
- Kerala has the highest rural MPCE at Rs 1,835 rupees followed by Punjab and Haryana at Rs 1,649 and Rs 1,510 rupees respectively.
- The highest urban MCPE was in Maharashtra at Rs 2,437 rupees followed by Kerala at Rs 2,413 and Haryana at Rs 2,321. It was lowest in Bihar at Rs 1,238.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2012