The latest NSSO data which is 61st in series reveals
In urban India, about 42 per cent of the households – which accounted for nearly 51 per cent of the population – spent less than Rs. 790/- per month per person. On the other hand, in rural India, about 41 per cent of the households – which accounted for 47
per cent of the population – could spend up to Rs.455/- per month per person. The proportion of households with per capita spending Rs.890/- or more was as low as 13 per cent in rural India. Compared to this, in urban India, about 48 per cent of households was
spending Rs.930/- or more per month per person.