Delhi Registers Highest Per Capita Income

Q.  Which state has registered India's second highest per capita income in 2016?
- Published on 03 Jan 17

a. Delhi
b. Chandigarh
c. Sikkim
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Chandigarh
 
Delhi Registers Highest Per Capita IncomeNational capital Delhi has registered the highest per capita income among all states and union territories of the country with INR 2,80,000 during 2015-2016, according to the National Statistical handbook.

Delhi's per capita income is three times the national average INR 93,293.

It was followed by Chandigarh and Sikkim with per capital incomes of INR 2,42,386 and INR 2,27,465.

Data released by Oxford Economics in Nov 2016 found Delhi has emerged as the economic capital of India.

It has overtaken Mumbai as per GDP in terms of purchasing power parity.

Chandigarh registered the second highest per capita income at 2.5 times the national average.

Chandigarh’s current figure of INR 2,42,386 is a meagre increase of over INR 1,699, or 0.7 per cent, compared to the previous year when it was INR 2,40,687, a statistical handbook released in Delhi showed.

Delhi’s current figure increased by over INR 28,000, or 13 per cent, compared to the previous year when it was INR 2,52,011.

The per capita income at the national level was found to be INR 93,293 during 2015-16.

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