As per the National survey conducted by the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4), Poorest state of India is Bihar whereas Delhi tops among the richest states in Country. The survey was conducted on more than 6 lakh households of country. Punjab is the other state that is featured at top in the list in terms of richest states of the country.
About National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4):
NFHS-4 survey was conducted on the basis of consumer goods owned by the households. The goods includes things such as television and bicycles, and household characteristics such as availability of clean drinking water.
The survey report showed that the most of the poverty in India is in rural areas. According to report, 29% of the rural population is poor, whereas the percentage of poor people in urban areas is just 3.3%.
On the basis of community, it was Jains richest religious community with 70 percent of population in the top quintile. Hindus and Muslims are on the same level as per the reports. Scheduled Tribes are the worst-off section in terms of wealth.