Thursday, March 29, 2012

Per Capita Income

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Statistics and Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that the Per Capita Income at current prices at the national level, stands at Rs. 60,972 in the year 2011-12, vis-à-vis Rs. 53,331 in the year 2010-11, showing an increase of 14.3% during last year. 

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today he said, the details of State/UT-wise per capita income (Net State Domestic Product) at current prices, for the year 2010-11 and 2011-12, as compiled and provided by the Directorates of Economics & Statistics of the States/UTs, are given in the table at Annexure.

He said, this per capita income is an average of incomes of residents of all villages, towns and cities, and all persons in different occupation groups. Per capita income of several States is more than the national average. However, the regional imbalance and disparity among various States and UTs in the country is largely due to historical difference in initial conditions, natural resource endowments, level of industrialization and differences in human capital indicators viz. education, health, etc. Per capita income is only an indicator of disparity and not the cause.

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