India: Poverty at 1.90 USD per day

(measure: percent; Source: The World Bank)
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India: Poverty ratio, percent living on less than 1.90 USD a day, 1977 - 2011:

For that indicator, we provide data for India from 1977 to 2011. The average value for India during that period was 44.7 percent with a minimum of 22.5 percent in 2011 and a maximum of 63.1 percent in 1977. The latest value from 2011 is 22.5 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 76 countries is 7.31 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Poverty headcount ratio at $1.90 a day is the percentage of the population living on less than $1.90 a day at 2011 international prices. As a result of revisions in PPP exchange rates, poverty rates for individual countries cannot be compared with poverty rates reported in earlier editions.
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