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Table 1 States with Poverty Headcount ratio and BPL Population in India

From: Addressing poverty through disease control programmes: examples from Tuberculosis control in India

Sl no State Poverty Headcount ratio (%)* BPL Population (million)**
1 Orissa 57.2 17.84
2 Bihar 54.4 36.91
3 Chhattisgarh 49.4 9.09
4 Madhya Pradesh 48.6 24.96
5 Jharkhand 45.3 11.63
6 Uttar Pradesh 40.9 59.00
7 Tripura 40.6 0.63
8 Maharashtra 38.1 31.73
9 Manipur 38.0 0.39
10 Assam 34.4 5.57
11 Rajasthan 34.4 13.48
12 West Bengal 34.3 20.83
13 Karnataka 33.4 13.88
14 Uttaranchal 32.7 3.59
15 Gujarat 31.8 9.06
16 Arunachal Pradesh 31.1 0.20
17 Sikkim 31.1 0.11
18 Andhra Pradesh 29.9 12.61
19 Tamil Nadu 28.9 14.56
20 Goa 25.0 0.20
21 Haryana 24.1 3.21
22 Himachal Pradesh 22.9 0.63
23 Punjab 20.9 2.16
24 Kerala 19.7 4.96
25 Meghalaya 16.1 0.45
26 Mizoram 15.3 0.11
27 Pondicherry 14.1 0.23
28 Jammu & Kashmir 13.2 0.58
29 Delhi 13.1 2.29
30 Nagaland 9.0 0.39
  All India 37.2 301.28
  1. Source: *Planning commission of India, Tendulkar committee report, 2009
  2. **BPL Population of each state was obtained from the Planning Commission press note on poverty estimates for 2004-05. The note is available at http://planningcommission.gov.in/news/prmar07.pdf