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In a given year in India, Official poverty lines are higher in some states than in others because
(a) Poverty rates vary from State to State
(b) Price levels vary from State to State
(c) Gross State product varies from State of to State
(d) Quality of public distribution varies from State to State



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Official poverty lines in India are calculated based on the consumption expenditure needed to meet the basic needs and maintain a certain standard of living. Price levels, including the cost of essential goods and services, can vary across different states in India. Therefore, the official poverty lines may be higher in some states compared to others to account for the differences in prices and the cost of living.


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