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Delhi ranks third in India in terms of per capita income: Survey

Delhi ranks third in India in terms of per capita income: Survey
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New Delhi: Delhi ranked third in terms of per capita income behind Sikkim and Goa, according to the Economic Survey of Delhi 2021-22.

The survey also said that Delhi's GDP at current prices increased by about 50 per cent in the last six years from Rs 6,16,085 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 9,23,967 crore in 2021-22.

According to the survey, Delhi's per capita income grew 16.81 per cent year-on-year to Rs 4,01,982 in fiscal 2021-22.

"Delhi's Per Capita Income during 2021-22 at current prices, has been worked out to Rs 4,01,982 as against Rs 3,44,136 during 2020-21, showing a growth of 16.81 per cent. Per Capita Income of Delhi is ranked at 3rd place among States/UTs while Goa stood at 1st place and Sikkim at 2nd place," the survey said.

The economic survey for the financial year 2021-22 was presented in the Assembly on Friday by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The per capita income of Delhi was three times higher than the national average in 2021-22, it said.

"Delhi's Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) records a growth of 17.65 per cent in the financial year 2021-22 from the previous year as it stands at Rs 9,23,967 crore," the report added.

Delhi recorded a revenue surplus of Rs 1,450 crore in 2021-22. The surplus revenue has declined by 0.04 per cent during 2021-22, as per the report. "Delhi's revenue surplus was 0.18 per cent of GSDP during 2020-21 and 0.14 per cent during 2021-22 (BE)," the report said.

However, Delhi's fiscal deficit increased in 2020-21. "There is a fiscal deficit of Rs 9,972.96 crore during 2020-21 (prov) as compared to a fiscal deficit of Rs 3,227.79 crore in 2019-20, which is 1.27 per cent of GSDP as compared to 0.41 per cent during 2019-20," it said.

According to Economic Survey, during 2021-22, the transport sector had been allocated the major share of about 23.45 per cent of the total budget allocation of schemes and projects, followed by Education (19.52 per cent), Medical and Public Health (13.74 per cent), social welfare (11.74 per cent), Water supply and sanitation (8.66 per cent), Energy (8.53 per cent) and Housing & Urban Development (8.51 per cent).

According to the survey, the forest and tree cover area of Delhi increased to 342 sq km in 2021. It means that the share of forests in the total geographical area has increased to 23.06 per cent.

It cited the latest India State of Forest Report, 2021, and said Delhi has the largest forest cover of 194.24 sq km followed by Mumbai and Bengaluru, among the seven major megacities. The income from manufacturing has increased from Rs 18,907 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 42,230 crore in 2021-22, the report noted. As per India Tourism Statistics-2021, Delhi secured 4th rank in total foreign tourist visits in 2020, with a total share of 9.50 per cent, it added.

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