Which states report a significant decline in poverty?
- There is significant decline in poverty in Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and West Bengal.
- States like Punjab and Haryana have traditionally succeeded in reducing poverty with the help of high agricultural growth rates.
- Kerala has focused on human resource development.
- In West Bengal, land reform measures have helped in reducing poverty.
- In Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, public distribution of foodgrains could have been the cause for the decline in poverty.