NITI Aayog has released the country’s first Multidimensional Poverty Index (Multidimensional Poverty Index-MPI). This index will give you an idea of the poverty of Bihar. In fact, according to the Multidimensional Poverty Index, Bihar is the poorest state in the country, where 51.91% of the population is poor.
Jharkhand second in poverty
Jharkhand is second after Bihar in the Multidimensional Poverty Index, 42.16% of the population in this state is poor. Uttar Pradesh is at number three in this index. In UP, 37.79% of the population is poor. While Madhya Pradesh is at number four. 36.65% percent of the population here is poor. Kerala is the best in this regard, where only 0.71% of the people are poor.
In the index, the district level poverty of more than 700 districts has been assessed on the basis of 12 indices related to three areas health, education and living standards. These include indices such as nutrition, infant-adolescent mortality, availability of antenatal health care, years of education, school attendance, sanitation, drinking water, electricity, house, property and bank accounts.
This district is the poorest
Kishan Ganj is the poorest district of Bihar. Whereas there are 11 districts where the number of people living below the poverty line is the highest. At the same time, Patna, the capital of Bihar, is the richest. Patna district has the largest number of rich people. Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Bhagalpur are also districts where there is a fair number of rich people.