Survey: Living on Rs35
“The average per capita daily expenditure comes to about Rs35 in rural and Rs66 in urban India. About 60% of the population lives with these expenditures or less in rural and urban areas,” said J Dash, director general of National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) in his preface to a report.
According to the 66th round of National Sample Survey (NSS), carried out between July 2009 and June 2010, the all-India average monthly per capita consumer expenditure (MPCE) in rural areas was Rs1,054 and urban areas Rs1,984. The survey also pointed out that 10% of the population at the lowest rung in rural areas lives on Rs15 a day, while in urban areas the figure is only a shade better—at Rs20 a...
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