Poverty ratio 32.75% in rural areas against 8.81% in urban: NITI report

The report surveyed 175,946 households in urban areas and 425,563 households in rural parts


Indivjal Dhasmana New Delhi
Urban areas, by all accounts, have skimmed off the fruits of development at least during 2015-16, the year of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), on which the NITI Aayog’s multidimensional poverty report is based.

While 25.01 per cent of the population was multidimensionally poor in the country, the poverty ratio was as high as 32.75 per cent in rural areas during that year. This was against 8.81 per cent of the population in urban areas.

The pattern was the same in states and Union Territories in varying degrees -- a greater proportion of the poor in villages than in urban areas

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First Published: Dec 05 2021 | 11:29 PM IST

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