9% of the world's poor live in UP

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Uttar Pradesh (UP) alone accounts for 20 percent of India's poor. UP performs poorly on critical indicators of health, nutrition, education, and women's empowerment.

UP-India-World Indicators

The high proportion of the population belonging to the socially and economically depressed sections in UP has profound implications for the status of human development. Furthermore, UP has been lagging in the mobilisation of rural poor. State and self-help promoting institutions have very little outreach to the poorest of the poor, especially those from marginalised communities.

Poverty is rampant in Uttar Pradesh

Sources

Tendulkar Committee Report 2009, Planning Commission, (Click Here)
MPI data and updates for 2011, OPHI, (Click Here)
India State Hunger Index 2009, IFPRI, (Click Here )