Rural poverty is becoming increasingly concentrated to northern and eastern states of the country, a new report has found.
Uttar Pradesh had the highest number of poor population at 7.37 crore, followed by Bihar and Maharashtra in 2009-10.
Britain on Sunday clarified that it
has no immediate plans to end its aid programme to India.
Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Saturday made an emotional appeal to the rich countries, asking for space for basic development for its 1.2 billion people and eradication of poverty.
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