Per capita income seen slightly up at Rs 6,453/month in FY16

India's per capita income during 2015-16 is likely to grow by 6.2 percent to Rs 6,452.58 per month, government data showed today.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 08, 2016, 21:34 PM IST
Per capita income seen slightly up at Rs 6,453/month in FY16

New Delhi: India's per capita income during 2015-16 is likely to grow by 6.2 percent to Rs 6,452.58 per month, government data showed today.

"The per capita income in real terms (at 2011-12 prices) during 2015-16 is likely to attain a level of Rs 77,431 as compared to Rs 72,889 for the year 2014-15", as per the data released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

Also, the per capita net national income during 2015-16 is estimated to be growing at 7.3 percent to Rs 7,769.25 per month as against Rs 7,239.92 per month in the previous fiscal.

"The per capita net national income during 2015-16 is estimated to be Rs 93,231, showing a rise of 7.3 percent, as compared to Rs 86,879 during 2014-15 with the growth rate of 9.4 percent", according to the data.

Besides, the CSO has estimated national income or the nominal net national income (at current prices) at Rs 119.62 lakh crore during 2015-16, as against Rs 110.08 lakh crore for 2014-15.

The CSO, under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, in its advance estimate for 2015-16, has projected the economy to grow at 7.6 percent, the highest since 2010-11 when the GDP expanded by 8.9 percent.

The better performance in the current fiscal ending March is being attributed to improved manufacturing and farm growth.

"The government should take proactive policy measures in the upcoming Budget, specifically focused on agriculture, infrastructure sector, steel, banking and financial sectors, among others, to revive the economy", industry body Assocham said.