At Rs 2.97 lakh, per capita income of city double the national avg : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

At Rs 2.97 lakh, per capita income of city double the national avg

CHANDIGARH: The per capita income of the city at current prices during the financial year 2017-18 has been recorded at Rs 2,97,313, which is more than double the national average of Rs 1,25,397.

At Rs 2.97 lakh, per capita income of city double the national avg


Ramkrishan Upadhyay
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 10

The per capita income of the city at current prices during the financial year 2017-18 has been recorded at Rs 2,97,313, which is more than double the national average of Rs 1,25,397.

As per the latest figures issued by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Chandigarh has witnessed an increase of 16.92 per cent in per capita income over the preceding fiscal. The per capita income of the city was Rs 2,54,293 for the year 2016-17, which jumped Rs 43,023 in the year 2017-2018.

Though the city has recorded an increase in its per capita income, it failed to improve its ranking at the national level. The city has retained its fourth rank.

Though the ministry has also released the provisional figures of the per capita income of some states for the year 2018- 19, Chandigarh’s figures are yet to be finalised. As per the provisional figures, the per capita income of Delhi has increased to Rs 3,65,529.

The Chandigarh was placed fourth for the fiscals 2015-16 and 2016-17. The city’s per capita income was the highest in the country between 2006 and 2008. Statistics reveal that the annual average per capita income of people in Chandigarh was Rs 1,59,116 in 2011-12, which rose to Rs 2,97,313 in 2017-18 .

Top News

Congress will give your wealth to infiltrators, those who have more children: PM Modi in Rajasthan

Congress will give your wealth to infiltrators, those who have more children: PM Modi in Rajasthan

Modi's reference is to former prime minister Manmohan Singh'...

PM Modi has resorted to lies: Congress on his 'redistribution of wealth' remarks

PM Modi has resorted to lies: Congress on his 'redistribution of wealth' remarks

The opposition party's attack comes after Prime Minister Mod...

Students with 4-year undergraduate degrees can now directly pursue PhD if they have 75% marks: UGC chief

Students with 4-year bachelor's degrees, 75% marks can directly pursue PhD: UGC

So far, a candidate for the National Eligibility Test needed...


Cities

View All