Spatial poverty in Jharkhand
Chronic poverty seems to be disproportionately high among the state's historically marginalized groups, especially the tribal population
The state of Jharkhand came into being on 15 November 2000 after a century-old demand articulated by the people of central India. Despite holding 40% of India’s mineral wealth, economic development of the state has not been sufficient to trickle down to the people in need. The poverty level in Jharkhand, as measured by the Tendulkar Committee, is one of the highest amongst all large states with high levels in both rural and the urban parts.