Delhiites earn highest in nation, income up 13 pc

Delhiites earn highest in nation, income up 13 pc

Delhi govt stats say city beats Puducherry, Haryana

Among all the states, Delhi recorded the highest per capita income of Rs 2,40,849 in 2014-15 – an increase of Rs 28,630 or 13.50 per cent in comparison to 2013-14, according to official statistics released on Wednesday.

The data also reflects an increase in school enrolments, per capita water consumption, number of vehicles and mobile phones in the city. It also pointed to Delhiites preference for consumption of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) as compared to beer.

The details of the capital’s per capita prosperity were given in the Delhi Statistical Handbook-2015 released by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

Ahead of the Delhi government’s drive to curb private vehicles on city roads to check pollution, the hand book also threw up astonishing figures on rise in registration of new vehicles and numbers of vehicles.

The number of new vehicles registered in Delhi increased from 5.19 lakhs in 2013-14 to 5.34 lakhs in 2014-15, it said.

The total number of registered vehicles in Delhi during 2014-15 was 88.27 lakh. Out of total registered vehicles, the number of cars or SUVs was 27.91 lakh and two-wheelers cycles/scooters was 56.81 lakh.

On the reach of the main public bus provider – Delhi Transport Corporation, the book said its services were availed by around 38.87 lakh daily average passengers during 2014-15. The fleet of DTC buses is 4,705 out of which 1,275 are air conditioned.

The number of mobile phones in the city as in December 2014 were 4.54 crore as compared to 4.26 crore in December 2013. The landline phones also increased from 31.04 lakh to 31.23 lakh during this period.

The handbook showed that the number of schools increased to 5,798 in 2014-15 as compared to 5,453 during 2013-14, registering an increase of 345 schools.
Around 44.13 lakh children were enrolled at different levels during 2014-15 in schools as compared to 43.86 lakh during 2013-14. Out of 44.13 lakh, enrolled students up to senior secondary school level, 23.52 lakh were boys and 20.61 lakh were girls.

Health institutes
As per the handbook, there were 1,058 health institutions with 45,885 beds in Delhi as on December 31, 2014. There were 225 maternity and child welfare centres with 440 beds and 716 allopathic, 259 ayurvedic/unani and 171 homeopathic dispensaries, it said.
Among other indicators of better quality of life, there was increase in per capita water consumption and a growth in number of electricity consumers.

The total number of consumers of electricity increased from 48.97 lakh in  2013-14 to 50.44 lakh in 2014-15. Out of total electricity consumers, 40.95 lakh were domestic, 8.51 lakh commercial and 52,731 industrial. The consumption of electricity increased from 23,781 million units in 2013-14 to 24,477 million units in 2014-15.

On the water front, the handbook said the number of metered connections increased from 16.02 lakh in 2013-14 to 18.63 lakh in 2014-15. The water consumption also increased from 13,837 lakh kilo litre in 2013-14 to 14,085 lakh kilo litre in 2014-15. The per capita consumption of water in Delhi is 48 gallons per day.

Liquor consumption patterns also changed in the city during the survey period. The consumption of IMFL increased from 1.18 crore cases in 2013-14 to 1.21 crore cases in 2014-15. The consumption of Indian beer dropped from 1.10 crore cases in 2013-14 to 1.06 crore cases in 2014-15.

The number of beneficiaries of old age pension was 3.32 lakh in 2014-15. Under Ladli scheme 1.85 lakhs girls got financial benefits during 2014-15. Financial assistance was given to 41,043 disabled persons during 2014-15, said the handbook.

In terms of per capita income, Delhi was followed by Puducherry which recorded the second highest per capita income in the country at Rs 1,75,006 followed by Haryana at Rs 1,47,076 during 2014-15.

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