(a) Orissa and Bihar are the two states where the poverty ratio is the highest, i.e., 47.2 and 42.6 percent respectively. (b) Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab are the two states where poverty ratio is the lowest i.e. 1 and 6.2 per cent respectively. (c) (i) Under NREGA (2005) initially 100 days assured employment was to be provided to run. house holds in 200 districts. The scheme was later extended to 600 districts. (ii) Under the act an applicant if not provided employment within 15 days, shall be entitled to daily employment allowance.
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