Urbanites Spend 84 Pct More Than Rural Indians: Survey

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 13:15 Hrs
36
cmt right
22
Comment Right
53
cmt right
7
cmt right
Printer Print Email Email

Bangalore: Today, there are two sets of Indians known as Urban Indians and the Rural Indians who in spite of being the citizens of the same country are found to be quite different in terms of their life style, food habits, and professions and also in way of spending money.

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation in its 68th round survey has declared the main indicators of household consumer expenses in India from the data collected during July 2011 to June 2012 according to NSS report.

According to the estimate of average monthly per capita expenditure (MPCE), around 1430 is the total expense of the rural Indians per month and around Rs 2630 for the urban dwellers, which is 84 percent higher than average rural MPCE for the entire country.

For rural Indians, food is considered as the most important element for sustaining a healthy life. As such the total expenses on food and its items amount to 756 (52.9 percent), which is much more than they spend on non food items at only 673, which is 42.6 percent.

Also Read: India's Food Grains Rot While 500 Million Poor Stay Hungry

Also Read: Flood: A Bane to 30 Million Indians



next new
SPOTLIGHT
Travel
Imagine life being a romantic Bollywood song of the 90's. All those exotic frames punched into one..
Career
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, a multi-national hospitality management institute, a..
Finance
India's tea exports increased by 11.5 per cent to 17.93 million kgs in April this year aga..
Startup City
With cities growing rapidly and infrastructure not keeping pace, the daunting work com..
Gadgets
Yamaha Music India has launched its first Indian keyboard PSR I500 under the 'Make in India' initi..
Business
Automobile major MG Motors India on Wednesday said that it plans to manufacture electric vehicle E..
Technology
To ensure uninterrupted functioning of the app in areas of low networks, Facebook-owned..
Entertainment
Actor Dhanush, whose last Hindi release was R. Balkis "Shamitabh", may be working in another H..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will ..