Give an account of inter-state disparities of poverty in India

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Give an account of inter-state disparities of poverty in India.
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Explain briefly inter-state disparities of poverty in India.


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Proportioh of poor people is not same in every state in India. There is huge disparity among states regarding incedence of poverty.
The following facts disclose about the inter-state disparity of poverty in India
(i) The success rate of poverty reduction varies from state to state. Poverty is still a serious problem in some of the states such as Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, etc.
(ii) In 20 States and Union Territories, the poverty ratio is less than the national average. There is a significant decline of poverty in Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir.
(iii) Bihar and Odisha continue to be the two poorest states with poverty ratio of 33.7% and 32.6% respectively. Illiteracy social backwardness, etc are the causes.
(iv) Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab have the lowest poverty ratio of 3.5% and 6% respectively. This is because of growth of tourism industry and high agricultural growth respectively in these states.