Delhi, the second richest state

People concerned about future: Rs 66,567 cr deposited as savings

After Goa, Delhi is the second richest state in the country as far as the per capita
income is concerned. According to 37th Delhi statistical handbook, released by the chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday, during 2011-12 the per capita income in Delhi was Rs 1,75,812 against Rs 1,50,753 in 2010-11 — an  increase of Rs 25,159.

Haryana with per capita income of Rs 1,09,227 occupies the third position. The national average has been worked out at Rs 60,972. While the income may be going up, Delhiites are also concerned about their future needs. 

According to the handbook,  an amount of Rs 66,567 crore was deposited as ‘savings’ across 2,847 branches in various banks in the Capital.

“All this reflects vibrant economic situation in the national capital due to the proactive economic policy of our government,” said Dikshit. She added that the State Domestic Product which was Rs 25,04,1619 lakh in 2011 went up to Rs 29,78,4326 lakh. Similarly, the Gross State Domestic Product went up from Rs 2,64,49,561 crore to Rs 3,13,93,351 crore.

Truly urban city Delhi continues to be an metropolitan city with urban population of 1,29,05,780 against rural population of 9,44,727. The overall literacy rate in Delhi was 86.34 per cent with male literacy rate of 91.03 per cent and female 80.93 per cent.

“The number of families putting up in Delhi is 33,40,538 out of which 68 per cent are having their own houses whereas only 29 per cent are putting up in rented accommodation,” said the handbook.

“At least 30 per cent families are putting up in two-room houses.” it said adding that 20.7 per cent households have cars.

At least 89.5 per cent families are having toilet facilities within their dwelling units while 90 per cent houses have liquified petroleum gas or piped natural gas supply.
And over 88 per cent households are having TV sets. About 99.1 per cent houses are electrified with 34.65 lakh electricity consumers.

Tapped water supply is available in 81.33 per cent dwelling units. The highest per capita consumption of water is in Delhi.

“Every Delhiite consumes 50 gallons per day with 15,40,968 metered and 39,930 un-metered connections,” said the handbook.

Delhiites party hard with 98,000 persons visits theatres daily. The consumption of 2.40 crore cases of Indian Made Foreign Liquor, country liquor and Indian beer had been recorded during 2011-12.

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