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Monthly per capita expenditure: Kerala No.1 in rural spending

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New Delhi: Kerala topped the list among large states recording largest household monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE) in rural areas whereas in urban areas, Haryana ranks the first, a government survey said.

Haryana recorded a MPCE of Rs 3,346.32 in cities followed by Himachal Pradesh at Rs 3,173.30 and Kerala at Rs 3,044.22 as per the Nation Sample Survey Organisation's survey on household consumer expenditure from July 2011 to June 2012.

The study also revealed that among the large states, Kerala stood at first position by recording MPCE of Rs 2,355.53 in rural areas followed by Punjab at Rs 2,136.39 and Haryana at Rs 1,925.96.

In case of union territories and smaller states, Andaman and Nicobar islands tops the charts with monthly per capita expenditure of Rs 4,439.03 in urban areas followed by Delhi at Rs 3,160.76 and Chandigarh at Rs 3,000.27.

Similarly in rural areas, among union territories and smaller states, Delhi comes first with MPCE at Rs 2,690.24 followed by Chandigarh at Rs 2,543.57 and Andaman and Nicobar islands at Rs 2,508.19.

Among the states, Chhattisgarh recorded lowest monthly per capita expenditure of Rs 904.04 in rural areas followed by Odisha at Rs 904.78 and Bihar at 907.41 during the period under review.

Similarly in urban areas, Bihar was at the bottom with MPCE of Rs 1,396.65 followed by Manipur at Rs 1,448.91 and Chhattisgarh at Rs 1,776.21.

PTI

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