Delhi's per capita income rises to Rs 2 lakh a year

As per the economic survey of Delhi 2011-12 that was laid in the House on Tuesday, the per capita income at current prices is estimated at Rs 2,01,083 per annum in 2012-13 as compared to Rs 1,73,686 in 2011-12.

According to the officials, the per capita income (PCI) in the capital is three times higher as compared to the national average. “The PCI of Delhi at current prices increased from Rs 63,877 in 2004-05 to Rs 2,01,083 in 2012-13, recorded an annual compound growth rate at 15.41 per cent. During the same period, the per capita income at constant prices increased at 8.25 per cent per annum,” the survey said.

The survey was tabled in the Assembly by chief minister Sheila Dikshit. The contribution of primary sector — agriculture, livestock and fisheries — to gross state domestic product (GSDP) is going down since last nine years. The survey said, “The GSDP of Delhi has increased from Rs 1,00,324 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 3,65,726 crore in 2012-13 with a growth rate of 17.7 per cent at current prices and nine per cent at constant (2004-05) prices.”

“Over 80 per cent Delhi’s income was generated from the service sector, less than 20 per cent from industrial sector and less than 1 per cent from the primary sector.”

It added that the reduction of poverty level in the city was higher than the national level even if the migration to Delhi was highest during the last three decades.

Solid waste generated

Delhi generates 8,500 tonne of solid waste daily, the survey said. Around 500 to 600 Million Gallon Daily sewage is also generated in the city. It added that Delhi also produces 10 metric tonne of bio-medical waste daily while a total of 583 metric tonne of plastic waste is generated every year, reports agencies.

The survey said vehicular exhaust as main source of air pollution. The number of vehicles registered in Delhi has increased from 24.32 lakh in 1994-95 to over 74 lakh in March 2012.

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