Question : PER CAPITA INCOME



(a) whether the Government have compiled per capita income of each State in country as on 31 March, 2001;

(b) if so, details thereof;

(c) whether the per capita income in Rajasthan is less than the National average;

(d) if so, reasons therefor; and

(e) the details of action taken/proposed to be taken by the Government for bringing the per capita income of Rajasthan at par with National average?

Answer given by the minister


MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DISINVESTMENT, MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRIES OF PLANNING, STATISTICS & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES (SHRI ARUN SHOURIE)

(a) & (b): The estimates of per capita income measured by per capita Net State Domestic Product are compiled by the respective state Directorates of Economics & Statistics (DES). These are not available as on 31st March, 2001. The latest information is available for the year 1999-2000 and these are given in the Annexure.

(c): As per the latest information the per capita income in Rajasthan, measured by per capita Net State Domestic Product at current prices is Rs. 11030 in the year 1999-2000. Against this, the national per capita income, measured by per capita Net National Product (factor cost) at current prices is Rs. 16047 in 1999-2000.

(d) & (e): Certain regions in the country are not keeping up with the overall growth process. The primary reasons for this relate to the quality of governance, and the resulting inability to take advantage of the opportunities that become available. Balanced regional development has always been an essential component of the Indian development strategy. Since not all parts of the country are equally well endowed to take advantage of growth opportunities, and since historical inequalities have not been eliminated, planned intervention is required. The Ninth Five Year Plan envisages to ensure improved opportunity for public and private investment through appropriate policy measures in favour of the weaker States and focuses on specific aspects of social and physical infrastructure, agriculture, information technology and water policy, for which Special Action Plans have been evolved with time bound targets, actionable strategies and adequate resources.

Annexure to Parts (a) & (b) of Lok Sabha Unstarred Qn. No. 4479

Percapita Net State Domestic Product at Current prices (Rupees)
				1999-2000	
				(quick estimates )	

1 Andhra Pradesh 14715 2 Arunachal Pradesh 14338 3 Assam 9612 4 Bihar 6328 5 Goa - 6 Gujarat - 7 Haryana 21114 8 Himachal Pradesh - 9 Jammu & Kashmir - 10 Karnataka 16343 11 Kerala - 12 Madhya Pradesh - 13 Maharashtra 23398 14 Manipur 10614 15 Meghalaya 11678 16 Mizoram - 17 Nagaland - 18 Orissa 9162 19 Punjab 23040 20 Rajasthan 11030 21 Sikkim - 22 Tamil Nadu 18786 23 Tripura 9768 24 Uttar Pradesh 9765 25 West Bengal 15569 26 A & N Island - 27 Chandigarh - 28 Delhi 33538 29 Pondicherry 30768
All India (per cap NNP) 16047
Note; - Not available Source : For 1-29 Dir of Economic & Statistics of respective State Govts, For All India- Central Statistical Organisation.