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Assam, ‘Poorest’ State in Northeast after Meghalaya: NITI Aayog

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NITI Aayog‘s first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index shows Assam as the poorest state in the Northeast, trailing only Meghalaya.

Data related to NITI Aayog’s first Multi-dimensional Poverty Index

Assam is the poorest state in the Northeast, with 32.67 per cent of the population, following after by Nagaland (10th, with 25.23 percent), Arunachal Pradesh (11th, with 24.27 per cent), Manipur (14th, with 17.89 per cent), Tripura (16th, with 16.65 per cent), and Mizoram (17th, with 16.65 per cent) (22nd with 9.80 per cent), India’s sixth poorest state is Meghalaya.

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According to the survey, the poorest states in India are Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, with Assam ranking sixth.

Bihar has the highest poverty rate at 51.91 per cent, followed by Jharkhand at 42.16 per cent, Uttar Pradesh at 37.79 per cent, Madhya Pradesh at 36.65 per cent, and Meghalaya at 32.67 per cent, according to the study.

Kerala has the lowest poverty rate of 0.71 per cent, while the greatest poverty rates are found in Goa (3.76 per cent), Sikkim (3.82 per cent), Tamil Nadu (4.89 per cent), and Punjab (5.59 per cent).

The poorest of the union territories (UTs) is Dadra and Nagar Haveli (27.36 per cent), while the richest is Puducherry (1.72 per cent).

Meghalaya appears to have the tenth highest percentage of malnourished people in the country, at 37.05 per cent. Bihar (51.88 per cent), Jharkhand (47.99 per cent), Madhya Pradesh (45.49 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (44.47 per cent), and Chhattisgarh (44.47 per cent) are the top five states (43.02 per cent).

Except for Assam (39.67 per cent), all Northeastern states outperform Meghalaya in terms of nutrition.

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