India: Poverty ratio

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

India: Poverty, percent of population

: For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1993 to 2011. The average value for India during that period was 33.55 percent with a minimum of 21.9 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 45.3 percent in 1993. The latest value from 2011 is 21.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 51 countries is 26.29 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: National poverty headcount ratio is the percentage of the population living below the national poverty lines. National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys.
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