Biharís per capita income lowest, Delhiís highest
New Delhi, Aug 22: A huge inter-state income disparity exists in India, according to official data, which showed that per capita income in the national capital Delhi is almost seven times higher than that of Bihar and over five times that of Uttar Pradesh.
Biharís per capita income (at current prices) in 2010-11 was Rs.20,069, the lowest in the country, while it was Rs.135,814 in Delhi, the highest in the country, official data showed.
Indiaís most populous state Uttar Pradesh has a per capita income of Rs.26,051, the second lowest in the country, against the national average of Rs.54,835.
Tourist hotspot Goa with Rs.132,719 had the highest per capita income in 2009-10. Goaís data for 2010-11 is not available.
ďDespite the efforts made through various measures, including the plan schemes, regional imbalances continue to exist owing to the sub-continental dimensions of the country,Ē Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha last week. IANS
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