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India's per capita income rose to Rs 54k in 2010-11: Govt

business Updated: Dec 08, 2011 16:13 IST

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Per capita income in the country rose to over Rs 54,000 in 2010-11 from Rs 18,450 in 2001-02, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

"The per capita income at current prices has registered an annual average growth rate of about 12.8% during the (2001-02 to 2010-11) period," minister of state for planning Ashwani Kumar said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

He said the per capita as measured by net national income stood at an advance estimate of Rs 54,527 in 2010-11, up from estimate of Rs 46,492 in 2009-10.

Kumar said the Central Statistical Organisation has been compiling estimates of rural and urban income of the economy.

"The prices of household use commodities, measured by Consumer Price Index of Agricultural Labourers (CPI-AL) for rural areas and Consumer Price Index of Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) have increased by 6.7% and 6.6%, respectively, on average per year during the period 2000-2010," the minister said.

In reply to another question in Rajya Sabha, Kumar said that the Socio Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011, conducted to determine beneficiaries of government schemes, is following certain parameters for inclusion and exclusion of citizens for such programmes.

Households owning motorised vehicles or fishing boats, mechanised three/four wheeler agriculture equipments or holding Kisan Credit Card with a credit limit of Rs 50,000 or above and households with any government employees would be automatically excluded.

On the other hand, households without shelter, destitutes or those living on alms, manual scavengers, primitive tribal groups and legally released bonded labourers would be automatically included in the list of beneficiaries under SECC 2011.