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These are the 10 Poorest states in India

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Ground Report | New Delhi: Which are the 10 poorest states of India, all of us would like to know. So today we will tell you about the poor states of India. As you know there is some poor state in India, just like there is a rich state. Very few people will know about it. It is not a fully developed. List Top 10 poorest states in India.

10 poorest states in India


Chhattisgarh is one of the poorest states in India. About 1/3 of the population of Chhattisgarh lives below the poverty line. 93% of the people in the state of Chhattisgarh are poor. When we talk of state earnings, Chhattisgarh contributes only 15% of the total steel produced in India. The poverty level of this state is 39.93%.


Jharkhand is the second poorest state in India. The poverty level of this state is about 36.96 percent. Jharkhand’s social indicators such as literacy, enrollment, infant mortality and child nutrition are below the all-India average. Earlier Jharkhand was a part of Bihar till 2000.

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Manipur is the third poorest state in India, it was formed in 1972. Poverty in Manipur is around 36.89%. There is shortage of electricity, transportation and communication contribute to the industrial backwardness of this state. The social and economic structure of Manipur is one of the lowest in India.

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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is the fourth poorest state in India. In this state, people below the poverty line constitute 34.67%. It is the largest state in the northeastern states and was formed in 1987.


Bihar is the 5th poorest state in India. Half of Bihar’s population is living below the poverty line. The poverty level in this state is around 33.74%. The reasons behind poverty are both institutional and technical, illiteracy and structural and institutional factors of agriculture.


Odisha occupies the fifth place in the list of India’s poorest states. 32.59% people are living below the poverty line. Half of the people in Odisha are educationally backward and female literacy is lower than the national average. The maximum number of children in the age group of six to 14 years is not going to school in Odisha.

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About 31.98% of the people in Assam are below the poverty line. The location of Assam is far from the major production centers of India and this is the main reason for its low economic progress. The climatic conditions of Assam also hamper the development of the state.

Madhya Pradesh

Poverty in Madhya Pradesh is around 31.65%. Madhya Pradesh is home to the largest number of Scheduled Tribes (ST) in India and is often called the tribal state of India. The rural poor in forest areas, especially the tribal population, depend on forest resources for subsistence, income and employment.

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Uttar Pradesh

Poverty in UP is 29.43%. It is the largest state in India and one of the poorest states. Poverty, disease and death continue in UP; Partly because many girls get married in their teens. UP is the state with the most malnourished children.


The percentage of people below the poverty line is 20.91%. Nutritional deficiency in children is severe in Karnataka. It has failed to spread Bangalore’s development facilities to the rest of the state. It is one of the few states with just one city, Bangalore, with over 1 million people. North Karnataka has remained untouched by development.

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