Per capita income in North Eastern states increase

The per capita income in five North Eastern states has increased substantially with people in Arunachal, Mizoram and Sikkim having average earnings more than the national figure of Rs 33,731.

Last Updated: Aug 02, 2011, 15:21 PM IST

New Delhi: The per capita income in five
North Eastern states has increased substantially with people
in Arunachal, Mizoram and Sikkim having average earnings more
than the national figure of Rs 33,731.

The per capita income, which indicates an average
earning of a person, in Arunachal Pradesh has increased to Rs
39,679 in the year 2009-10 against Rs 27,271 in 2004-05. The
national figure for 2009-10 is Rs 33,731.

The details about the per capita income were today
provided by Minister for Development of North Eastern Region
Paban Singh Ghatowar in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

As per the figure, the per capita income in Sikkim
increased to Rs 36,075 in 2009-10 from Rs 26,693 in 2004-05
while average earning of people in Mizoram rose to Rs 35,323
from Rs 24,662 in the same period.

However, the per capita income in Assam and Meghalaya
was less than the national average.

People in Assam earned an average income of Rs 20,279
in 2009-10 against Rs 16,782 in 2004-05 while the per capita
income of people in Meghalaya was recorded at Rs 29,656
against Rs 23,793 in 2004-05. The data for Nagaland and
Manipur was not available.

About Central assistance to the region, Ghatowar said
a total of Rs 89,722 crore was given to the eight states
during the eleventh five year plan.

PTI