Delhi records growth in per capita income

Last Updated: Fri, May 20, 2011 13:10 hrs

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi recorded steady growth in per capita income at current prices for the year 2010-11, said a report on estimates of the state domestic product (SDP) released Friday.

According to the report released by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi's per capita income stood at an annual growth rate of 6.19 percent, which will be Rs.1,35,814 for 2010-11.

'The per capita income of Delhi for 2009-10 at current prices was Rs.1,16,886 while it was Rs.1,32,719 for Goa and Rs.1,20,912 for Chandigarh. The per capita income of Delhi continues to be more than double as compared to national averages,' the report said.

Releasing the report, Dikshit said: 'The report is significant as it reflects overall prosperity in Delhi and the changing trends of various sectors. It is a rich source of reference and would prove to be useful to planners, researchers, policy makers, industrialists, entrepreneurs and economic analysts.'

The report has been prepared by Delhi government's Directorate of Economics and Statistics as per methodology suggested by the Central Statistics Organisation (CSO).

According to the report, the per capita income in the national capital has been going up in the years at current prices from Rs.61,560 in 2004-05 to Rs.1,01,381 in 2008-09, Rs.1,16,886 in 2009-10 and Rs.1,35,814 in 2010-11.

Dikshit said that as far as gross state domestic product is concerned, the national capital stands ninth.

'The GDSP of Delhi reveals that the economy of Delhi is going forward in a considerable manner as it was 18.10 percent growth during the year against the 16.1 percent growth at the national level,' the report indicated.

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