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Last year Delhi earned Rs 23,000 per month, three times the national average

India TV News Desk New Delhi 07 Mar 2017, 13:10:04
Anil baijal - India TV Source: PTI

As per the advance estimates of Gross State Domestic Product(GSDP), Delhi’s per capita income in fiscal 2015-16 was Rs280,142, which is thrice compared to 93,293 at the national level.

This means on average a Delhi resident earned around Rs 23,000 per month, as compared to Rs 7,700 of the national average.

Lt Governor Anil Baijal, while addressing the Delhi assembly, on Monday said that Delhi's economy grew at 8.34 per cent in 2015-16, with the per capita income rising to three times the national level,

Delhi's per capita income "is three times higher than the per capita income at national level", he said at the start of the budget session.

Baijal added that the rate of growth of Delhi's economy in 2015-16 was also significantly higher than the national level.

"Delhi's economy grew at 8.34 per cent during 2015-16 as compared to 7.6 per cent growth at the national level.

"Delhi's contribution to the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is about 4.12 per cent, while the share of Delhi in the total population of the country is 1.43 per cent," he said.

Delhi's economy has a predominance of service sector with a share of 82.3 per cent of GSDP, followed by industry (15.5 per cent) and agriculture (2.2 per cent).

(with inputs from IANS)


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