In a given year in India, official poverty lines are higher in some States than in others because
- poverty rates vary from State to State
- price levels vary from State to State
- Gross State Product varies from State to State
- Quality of public distribution varies from State to State
Poverty line depends upon income profile of the population vis-à-vis cost of standard basket of consumption. Thus, it is a function of cost of consumption basket which varies from state to state.
It is not related to GSDP or quality of public distribution services.
The correct option is B.