India: Poverty ratio

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 India

Poverty, percent of population

 Latest value 21.9
 Reference 2011
 Measure percent
 Source The World Bank

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 52 countries is 22.78 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 line(s). National estimates are based on population-weighted subgroup estimates from household surveys. For economies for which the data are from EU-SILC, the reported year is the income reference year, which is the year before the survey year.
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