India States Briefs – Madhya Pradesh

May 31, 2016

Madhya Pradesh has experienced faster poverty reduction in recent years. The pace of poverty reduction and growth however lags the rest of the country. Consumption inequality has increased more than in other states. Read Madhya Pradesh - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.

More than half the people in Madhya Pradesh work on the farm. While new jobs are being created in the non-farm sector, there are not many salaried jobs and many women have withdrawn from the labor forceRead Madhya Pradesh - Jobs brief.

Madhya Pradesh has seen mixed progress on non-monetary indicators of well-being. While the state has made significant strides in schooling, it has much ground to cover in health, nutrition and sanitation.  Read Madhya Pradesh - Health and Education brief.

There are sharp contrasts across social groups in Madhya Pradesh. In particular, the Scheduled Tribes and the Scheduled Castes have experienced slower poverty reduction. Apart from households that belong to the General category, there is poor access to basic services for most households in Madhya Pradesh compared to the rest of the country. Read Madhya Pradesh - Social Inclusion brief.

Madhya Pradesh’s performance in closing gender gaps is mixed. Schooling and maternal health have improved.  The child sex ratio however is declining and women have exited the labor force in large numbers. Read Madhya Pradesh – Gender brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Madhya Pradesh - Indicators at a GlancebriefReaders who are keen to further understand all the indicators selected for this exposition may refer to the Technical Appendix.

To know more about other states read India States Briefs.