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Write a note on interstate disparities in India.
India is a country of 29 states and 7 union territories. Along with the union government, every state has a government of its own. With the formation of a government there comes the responsibilities and rights in which state governments implement certain schemes and programmes for the welfare of its people. Every state has a population of its own among which Bihar and Uttar Pradesh tops the chart for the highest population. Every state has its own way to reduce poverty and therefore the success rate to varies from state to state.
i) According to the statics recorded in , Bihar and Orissa to be the poorest states out of 29 states with a poverty ratio of 33.7% and 32.6% respectively.
ii) When compared to that, a significant decrease in poverty in states of Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
iii) Haryana and Punjab have been successful in reducing poverty with the help of high agricultural growth rates.
iv) Kerala has succeeded in poverty reduction by focusing more on human resource development.
v) Land reform measures in West Bengal led to the reduction in the poverty rates.
vi) It was assumed that in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the public distribution of food grains resulted in a decrease of poverty.
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Give an account of inter-state disparities of poverty in India.NCERT - Economics