Disparity in income getting sharper, NSSO data shows – Asit Ranjan Mishra

In urban India, the ratio of the top and bottom 10% of the economic group increased to 10.9% from 10.1%.


The survey results seem to indicate that the income gap between rural and urban India is declining. While the 66th round survey carried out in 2009-10 showed MPCE in urban India was double (100.3%) that in rural areas, it came down to 92.3% in the 68th round survey.

In value terms, while rural MPCE picked up from Rs. 927.70 in the 66th round toRs. 1,281.45 in the 68th round, urban MPCE increased from Rs. 1,781.81 to Rs.2,401.68 during the same time period.

The provisional results of the latest survey are based on a sample comprising 7,391 villages (59,070 households) and 5,223 urban blocks (41,602 households) in nearly all the states and Union territories.

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