In 2013-2014, Delhiites grew richer but drank less alcohol

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 17, 2014 02:03 IST

Delhiites have become richer, bought more cars, watched movies in droves but consumed a little lesser alcohol in 2013-14 than the previous fiscal, according to latest statistics provided by the Delhi government.

The per capita annual income in the national Capital has increased to Rs 2.19 lakh in 2013-14 as compared to Rs 1.92 lakh in the previous fiscal, which is the highest among major states in the country.

According to the Delhi statistical handbook prepared by the Delhi government, the per capita income of people in Delhi at current prices without factoring in inflation has been estimated at Rs 2,19,979 which is an increase of Rs 27,392 from Rs 1,92,587 in 2012-13.

However, the percentage increase in per capita income has come down from 15.66 in 2012-13 to 14.06 % this year.

As per the statistical handbook, a total of 5.19 lakh vehicles were registered in 2013-14 while 3.36 lakh vehicles were registered in 2012-13. The number of cars and jeeps registered in 2013-14 in Delhi stood at 26.29 lakh and motorcycles and scooters were 52.98 lakh.

According to a senior Delhi government official, around 2.49 crore cases of Indian Made Foreign Liquor, country liquor and beer were sold in the city during the year as against 2.55 crore last year.

“The statistics reflect prosperity and sound economic situation in the capital because of proactive economic policies of Delhi government,” said a senior government official.

The total numbers of telephone connections in Delhi were 4.57 crores in 2013 as compared to 4.34 crores in 2012. There are 151 cinemas theatres and multiplexes in the national capital offering 635 average shows per day with 1.15 lakh persons watching movies daily.

There were around 39.54 lakh domestic electricity consumers in 2013-14. The total numbers of consumers now is 48.97 lakh.

As regards water, per capita consumption in Delhi stands at 48 gallons per day with 16.02 lakh metered and 4.69 lakh un-metered connections. The generation of water in Delhi was 855 million gallons per day (MGD) in 2013.

There are 1,015 health institutions with 44,900 beds in Delhi as on December 31, 2013. About 225 maternity and child welfare centre, 11 TB clinics and 1223 dispensaries are functional in Delhi. “The total numbers of schools in Delhi were 5,453 in 2013-14 as compared to 5,155 during 2012-13. Around 43.86 lakh children were enrolled in these schools during 2013-14 as compared to 42.69 lakh during 2012-13,” the official added.

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