Mumbai : The state government may have set an ambitious target of doubling its per capital income from Rs 47,051 to Rs 1,00,000 in the next five years to boast its economic growth. But what is clearly being overlooked is the alarming growth in poverty in Maharashtra.
The Suresh Tendulkar Committee report has pegged the statistics of both rural and urban poverty in the state above 40%. However, statistics provided by the revenue and food & civil supplies departments shows that total number of individuals covered under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) works out to be 2 crore. People whose annual income is less than Rs 1 lakh a year falls in these categories. Of these, almost 40% have earnings less than Rs 3,000 a year. Read more
Source : dnaindia.com