According to a survey, the average income of an Indian family is Rs 23 thousand per month. (Photo courtesy: sundayguardianlive)
Caste census report has been released in Bihar. The report says that the income of 34.13 percent people of the state is less than Rs 200 per day i.e. six thousand rupees per month. The number of people earning 6 to 10 thousand per month is 29.61 percent. Among the families earning less than Rs 6000 per month, 25 per cent are upper caste.
After the caste census and then its report came out, Bihar is once again being discussed in the country. Bihar is trending on social media, whereas except some states, the situation of all the other states of the country is more or less similar. There should be no hue and cry over this. A little less or a little more, this is the truth across the country.
What is the average income of an Indian family?
A survey by Money9 last year also confirms the figures of Bihar. The report says that the average income of an Indian family is Rs 23 thousand per month. In the same report it has been said that the number of families earning less than Rs 15 thousand is 46 percent. The number of families earning 15-35 thousand is 40 percent. There are only eight percent families in the country earning Rs 35-50 thousand per month. That means, there are 94 percent families whose income is only Rs 15-50 thousand per month.
According to this survey, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi come first in income. The situation of states like Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh is not good in any report. This report of Bihar has revealed another picture, that of the poor upper caste, whose number is 25 percent. This is an important figure. Governments will have to decide the policy after seeing this.
The recent report of the Central Government indicates an increase in the per family income of farmers at the national level. It is important to mention that the government has been sending six thousand rupees annually to the accounts of farmers for the last several years. Farmers of Meghalaya-Punjab-Haryana are ahead in terms of income. Their income is Rs 29,348, 26,701 and Rs 22,841 per family respectively.
This income is Rs 18,918 in Jammu and Kashmir, Rs 13,552 in Uttarakhand, Rs 13,441 in Karnataka and Rs 12,631 in Gujarat. This income includes income from wages, crop earnings, animal husbandry etc.
difference between rich and poor
Oxfam’s report released this year also shows the difference between rich and poor in India. The report says that one percent of the rich in the country own 40 percent of the total wealth of the country. Whereas the bottom 50 percent of the population has only three percent of the wealth.
In the meeting of the World Economic Forum, it was suggested that if India collects two per cent additional tax from billionaires, the government will earn more than Rs 40 thousand crores, which will be enough to feed malnourished children for the next three years.
The report says that if only five percent more tax is imposed on the income of top 10 billionaires, then this amount becomes Rs 1.37 lakh crore. This amount is more than one and a half times the annual budget of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of AYUSH.
The report says that when Corona was strong in India, people were worried about medicines and oxygen, then the number of billionaires in the country increased by 64. This number was 102 in the year 2020, which has increased to 166 in the year 2022. This report of Oxfam shows that the poor, Dalits and women are paying more taxes. In the year 2021, one percent of the rich people of the country had 20 percent of the total wealth, which has doubled in 2022.
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