Indian History

Poverty Line

There are many ways of measuring poverty. One way is to determine it by the monetary value (per capita expenditure) of the minimum calorie intake that was estimated at 2,400 calories for a rural person and 2,100 for a person in the urban area.
Based on this, in 2009-10, the poverty line was defined for rural areas as consumption worth Rs 673 per person a month and for urban areas it was Rs 860.