‘Goa` per capita income highest, Bihar` lowest’

Tourist hotspot Goa recorded the highest per capita income among all states and union territories during 2009-10, while Bihar bagged the last spot, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2011, 16:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Tourist hotspot Goa recorded the
highest per capita income among all states and union
territories during 2009-10, while Bihar bagged the last spot,
Parliament was informed Wednesday.

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State
for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs Ashwini Kumar said that
Goa topped the list with an annual per capita income (PCI) of
Rs 1,32,719 in the last fiscal.

It was followed by the union territory (UT) of Chandigarh
at Rs 1,20,912 and Delhi at Rs 1,16,886.

In contrast, Bihar recorded the lowest PCI of Rs 16,119
in the same period.

States such as Uttar Pradesh registered PCI of Rs 23,132,
Assam (Rs 27,197) and Madhya Pradesh (Rs 27,250).

Among other major states, Maharashtra recorded a PCI of
Rs 74,027, Tamil Nadu of Rs 62,499 and Gujarat of Rs 63,961.

The PCI data is based on the Advance Estimates of
National Income released last month by the Central Statistical
Office (CSO) of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme
Implementation.

Meanwhile, national PCI, often used to measure a
country`s standard of living, increased by 14.5 per cent
during 2009-10 to Rs 46,492.

"The per capita income at factor cost during 2008-09 and
2009-10 are estimated as Rs 40,605 and Rs 46,492,
respectively, at current prices," Statistics and Programme
Implementation Minister M S Gill said yesterday.

PTI