Delhi’s per capita income almost 3 times the national average: Economic Report

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New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The per capita income of Delhi at current prices during 2018-19 was estimated at Rs 3,65,529 – about three times against the per capita income at national level at Rs 1,25,397, according to the Economic Survey Report of 2018-19 tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Saturday.

“The per capita income of Delhi at current prices during 2018-19 is estimated at Rs 3,65,529 against per capita income of Rs 1,25,397 at national level. Thus Delhi’s per capita income is almost three times the national average,” the report said.

The per capita income – the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year – of Delhi at current prices increased from Rs 1,85,361 in 2011-12 to Rs 3,65,529 in 2018-19, recording an annual average growth rate at 10.19 per cent, according to the report.

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During the same period, the per capita income of Delhi at constant prices increased at 6.06 per cent per annum.

At constant price, the per capita income of the national capital was estimated at Rs 2,62,682 in 2017-18, as compared to Rs 2,47,255 in 2016-17, registering a growth of 6.24 per cent.

“The advance estimate of per capita income of Delhi at constant prices during 2018-19 is estimated to reach Rs 2,79,601, registering an annual growth of 6.44 per cent over the previous year,” the report mentioned.

–IANS

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