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Delhi sees 16% rise in per capita income

PTI  New Delhi, March 19, 2013
First Published: 20:49 IST(19/3/2013) | Last Updated: 20:51 IST(19/3/2013)

The per capita annual income inthe national capital has increased by nearly 16% to Rs. 2.01 lakh in 2012-13 compared to the previous fiscal, which is three times the national average and second highest in the country.

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The per capita income of people in Delhi at current prices without factoring in inflation has been estimated at Rs. 2,01,083 which is a rise of Rs. 27,397 from Rs. 1,73,686 in 2011-12, according to Economic Survey tabled today in Delhi Assembly. The national average has been worked out at Rs. 61,564.

On the basis of constant prices, the per capita income for 2012-13 was estimated at Rs. 1,20,414, a jump of Rs. 7,788 compared to Rs. 1,12,626 the previous fiscal. The national average was estimated at Rs. 39,143 against Rs. 38,037 in 2011-12. The data has been reached as per advanced estimate.

"The per capita income reflects the availability of ample employment opportunity in the city and satisfaction level of the residents," chief minister Sheila Dikshit who presented the economic survey said.

As per the economic survey, gross state domestic product at current prices has increased to Rs. 3.65 lakh crore in 2012-13 which is a growth of 17.70% over the Rs. 3.10 lakh crore in 2011-12.

"The advanced estimate of gross state domestic product of Delhi during 2012-13 recorded at Rs. 3,65,726 crore," the survey report said.

At constant prices, the gross state domestic product for 2012-13 was recorded at Rs. 2.20 lakh crore as against 2.02 lakh crore in 2011-12.

The survey said Delhi government's outstanding debt has reduced from Rs. 30,140 crore in 2010-11 to 28,308 crore in 2012-13.

The fiscal deficit of Delhi government was Rs. 2,545 crore in 2011-12, which is 0.82% of GSDP as compared to estimated fiscal deficit of 5.5% of the Government of India during the same year.

The survey said the annual plan outlay of Delhi has increased from Rs. 9,000 crore in 2007-08 to Rs. 15,000 crore in 2012-13. The plan outlay for 12th Five Year Plan of Delhi has been fixed at Rs. 90,000 crore as against Rs. 54,799 crore in 11th Five Year Plan.

As per the survey, the decennial population growth of Delhi during 2001-2011 was recorded as 20.96% as compared to around 50% in each decade between 1961 and 1991 and 47% between 1991 and 2001. The population of Delhi as on March 2011 was recorded at 167.53 lakh.

The sex ratio has improved from 821 in 2001 to 866 in 2011.

The density of population has increased from 9,340 persons per square km in 2001 to 11,297 persons per sq km in 2011.

According to the survey, the literacy rate has increased from 81.67% in 2001 to 86.34% in 2011. The urban population of Delhi increased from 93.18% in 2001 to 97.50% in 2011.

It said New Delhi and Central Delhi districts have 100 per cent urban population. The birth rate as per civil registration system has decreased from 21.3 per thousand of population in 2001 to 20.98 in 2011.

As per the survey, Delhi government provided a total of Rs. 6,582 crore during the period 2006-11 to the local bodies as compared to 1,625 crore during 1996-2001.

About greenery, the survey said the green cover in Delhi has increased from 26 sq km in 1997 to 299 sq km in 2009.

The total cropped area reduced from 52,816 hectares in 2000-01 to 35,178 hectares in 2012-13. The net area shown has reduced from 34,034 hectares in 2000-01 to 23,118 hectares in 2012-13, the survey said.

The net area irrigated has reduced from 24,230 hectares in 2005-06 to 21,786 hectares in 2011-12. MORE PTI MPB SCY 03192022 NNNN

As per the survey, the number of villages in the national capital has reduced from 304 in 1951 to 112 in 2011.

On power sector, it said the number of electricity consumers increased from 25.65 lakh in 2002-03 to 43.01 lakh in 2011-12, while AT&C (Aggregate Technical and Commercial) losses were brought down from 57.2% in 2002-03 to 23.1% in 2009-10 by BSES Yamuna Power Ltd, 48.10% to 20.53% by BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd and 48.01% to 14.47% by NDPL.

The number of vehicles registered with Transport Authorities increased from 31.64 lakh in 1999-2000 to 74.53 lakh in 2011-12 in Delhi while the annual growth of vehicles increased from 4.72% in 1999-2000 to 7.2% in 2011-12.

About 39% of the households are having scooter/motor cycle, 21% are having cars and jeeps and 31% are having bicycles as mode of transport in 2011.

The road network has increased from 14,316 km lane in 1980-81 to 32,663 km lane in 2011.

About 81.30% of the households were having piped water supply system in their houses in 2011, while the water supply capacity was increased from 650 Million Gallon Daily (MGD) in 2006 to 848 MGD in 2012.

The total number of water connections provided by DJB were 17.85 lakhs in 2009-10. As on April 2012, there were 3.99 lakh unmetered connections.

The survey said about 109 MGD of treated waste water is being utilized for cooling of power plants, horticulture, parks irrigation as well as crops irrigation.

It said the urban area of Delhi has increased from 327 sq km in 1961 to 1,114 sq km in 2011.

The total number of households increased from 25.54 lakh in 2001 to 33.41 lakh in 2011 in Delhi. Toilet facility was available to 29.90 lakh households in 2011.

The survey report said the per capita expenditure on education increased from Rs. 1,050 in 2005-06 to Rs. 2,969 in 2011-12. The total number of schools increased from 4,862 in 2004-05 to 5,073 in 2010-11.

Per Capita Expenditure on health by Delhi government increased from Rs. 710 in 2006-07 to Rs. 1,418 in 2010-11.

The total number of births registered during the year 2011 was 3.54 lakhs as against 3.59 lakhs in 2010. The average number of births per day was 969 in 2011 as against 985 in 2010.

A total 1,12,142 deaths were registered during the year 2011 as compared to 1,24,353 deaths during the year 2010.


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