Growing gap: The deep gulf between the rich and the poor was revealed in the survey, you will be surprised

PTI, New Delhi

Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Wed, 15 Sep 2021 10:12 PM IST

Summary

The survey revealed that the condition of the poor in rural areas is far better than the poor in urban areas. And know what were the revelations in it.

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A survey has revealed that the top 10 per cent of urban households in India own assets worth Rs 1.5 crore, while those living in poverty have only Rs 2,000. This figure shows the deep divide between rich and poor in cities.

However, the situation in rural areas is slightly better. Here the top 10 per cent households have assets worth Rs 81.17 lakh, while the families at the bottom have assets worth Rs 41,000. These figures have come in the All India Debt and Investment Survey 2019, which was conducted by the Department of Statistics, Ministry of Statistics, NSO.

The survey revealed that the condition of the poor in rural areas is far better than the poor in urban areas. Poor families in urban areas own property worth only Rs 2000. The department had conducted this survey in January-December 2019 under the National Sample Survey.

The main objective of this survey was to find out how much assets and liabilities are with the households as of June 2018. This survey was done on a large scale. This included 69,455 families from 5940 villages. Whereas 47006 families of 3995 blocks of urban areas were covered in the survey.

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A survey has revealed that the top 10 per cent of urban households in India own assets worth Rs 1.5 crore, while those living in poverty have only Rs 2,000. This figure shows the deep divide between rich and poor in cities.

However, the situation in rural areas is slightly better. Here the top 10 per cent households have assets worth Rs 81.17 lakh, while the families at the bottom have assets worth Rs 41,000. These figures have come in the All India Debt and Investment Survey 2019, which was conducted by the Department of Statistics, Ministry of Statistics, NSO.

The survey revealed that the condition of the poor in rural areas is far better than the poor in urban areas. Poor families in urban areas own property worth only Rs 2000. The department had conducted this survey in January-December 2019 under the National Sample Survey.

The main objective of this survey was to find out how much assets and liabilities are with the households as of June 2018. This survey was done on a large scale. This included 69,455 families from 5940 villages. Whereas 47006 families of 3995 blocks of urban areas were covered in the survey.

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