Chandigarh has the highest per capita income
The Union Territory of Chandigarh has the highest per capita income in the country, which is Rs 67,370 (at current prices) and Rs 35,452 (at the constant prices of 1993-94) in comparison to the national per capita income of around Rs 29,000.
The per capita income of the Union Territory was Rs 60,105 in 2003-04 and Rs 53,886 in the year 2002-2003 at current prices, Joint Secretary (Finance) Chandigarh Raji P Shrivastava told reporters on Wednesday.
The other economic indicators also point to the improved living style of the residents of the Union Territory, she said after releasing 'Statistical Abstract-2005' and other related documents, including 'Chandigarh in Figures-2005'.
She said the infant mortality rate in the UT came down considerably. It was 45.60 per thousand in the year 2003 but in the year 2004, it was 33.14 per thousand.
The UT population of about nine lakh used 85,104 kilolitres of petrol in the year 2004-2005, which was about 4,000 kilolitres more than the previous year. The consumption of high-speed diesel also increased by more than 5000 kilolitres in the year 2004-2005.
She said surprisingly, the per capita water consumption came down to 55.95 kilolitres in the year 2004-2005 which was 57.99 kilolitres in 2003-2004.
The Excise and Taxation department collected Rs 377.81 crore in 2004-2005 as against Rs 311.09 in the year 2003-2004.
The deaths due to unnatural causes also came down in 2004. The total number of persons killed due to unnatural causes was 758 in 2002, 690 in 2003 and 626 in 2004.