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State-Wise Percentage of Population Below Poverty Line by Social Groups, 2004-05

No. States Rural Urban Rural & Urban
SC OBC Others All SC OBC Others All Combined
1. Andhra Pradesh 15.4 9.5 4.1 11.2 39.9 28.9 20.6 28.0 15.8
2. Assam 27.7 18.8 25.4 22.3 8.6 8.6 4.2 3.3 19.7
3. Bihar 64.0 37.8 26.6 42.1 67.2 41.4 18.3 34.6 41.4
4. Chhattisgarh 32.7 33.9 29.2 40.8 52.0 52.7 21.4 41.2 40.9
5. Delhi 0.0 0.0 10.6 6.9 35.8 18.3 6.4 15.2 14.7
6. Gujarat 21.8 19.1 4.8 19.1 16.0 22.9 7.0 13.0 16.8
7. Haryana 26.8 13.9 4.2 13.6 33.4 22.5 5.9 15.1 14.0
8. Himachal Pradesh 19.6 9.1 6.4 10.7 5.6 10.1 2.0 3.4 10.0
9. Jammu & Kasmir 5.2 10.0 3.3 4.6 13.7 4.8 7.8 7.9 5.4
10. Jharkhand 57.9 40.2 37.1 46.3 47.2 19.1 9.2 20.2 40.3
11. Karnataka 31.8 20.9 13.6 20.8 50.6 39.1 20.3 32.6 25.0
12. Kerala 21.6 13.7 6.6 13.2 32.5 24.3 7.8 20.2 15.0
13. Madhya Pradesh 42.8 29.6 13.4 36.9 67.3 55.5 20.8 42.1 38.3
14. Maharashtra 44.8 23.9 18.9 29.6 43.2 35.6 26.8 32.2 30.7
15. Orissa 50.2 36.9 23.4 46.8 72.6 50.2 28.9 44.3 46.4
16. Punjab 14.6 10.6 2.2 9.1 16.1 8.4 2.9 7.1 8.4
17. Rajasthan 28.7 13.1 8.2 18.7 52.1 35.6 20.7 32.9 22.1
18. Tamil Nadu 31.2 19.8 19.1 22.8 40.2 20.9 6.5 22.2 22.5
19. Uttar Pradesh 44.8 32.9 19.7 33.4 44.9 36.6 19.2 30.6 32.8
20. Uttarakhand 54.2 44.8 33.5 40.8 65.7 46.5 25.5 36.5 39.6
21. West Bengal 29.5 18.3 27.5 28.6 28.5 10.4 13.0 14.8 24.7
* All India 36.8 26.7 16.1 28.3 39.9 31.4 16.0 25.7 27.5

Note:
Poverty: All India (Per capita per month) Rural Rs. 356.30 All India (Pre Capital per month) Urban Rs. 538.60

* The poverty line (implict) at all-India level is worked out from the expenditure class-wise distribution of persons (based on URPconsumption I.e.consumtion collected from 30 day recall period for all items) and the poverty ratio at All-India level. The poverty ratio at all is obtained as the weighted average of the state-wise poverty ratio.

Legend: SC = Scheduled Castes; OBC = Other Backward Castes

Source: Perspective Planning Commission, New Delhi.

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