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03: 35% live on $0.20 a day

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  • Almost 80% of India’s population was surviving on less than $2.15 a day (in PPP terms).
  • That is, about 800 million people were living on $0.40 a day or less.
  • Nearly 35% (350 million) were found to be living on $0.20 a day or less.

Source: The World Bank estimates for India based on household surveys carried out in 1999-2000.