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Indian states with highest per capita INCOME!

Last updated on: August 25, 2011 20:22 IST

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Per capita income in India has doubled between 2004-05 and 2010-11 to touch Rs 54,835 per annum. The PCI figure gives a fair idea of the standard of living of the people. India's per capita income in 2009-10 was Rs 46,492.

Per capita income is calculated by evenly dividing the national income among the country's population.

The size of Indian economy at current prices is projected to rise to Rs 72,56,571 crore at the end of the 2011, up 18.3 per cent from Rs 61,33,230 crore in FY 2010.

The provisional data for 2010-11 from a few states including Goa, West Bengal, Gujarat are yet to be released.

The details of State-wise per capita income (net state domestic product at factor cost) at current prices, as compiled and provided by the Directorates of Economics & Statistics of the States, are given in the following pages.

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Delhi: Rs 135,814

Delhi scores high on per capita income and GDP growth rate. The national capital's per capita income is the highest in the country amongst the states for which the information has been released by the goverment. Its annual per capita income stands at Rs 135,814.

Backed by stable infrastructure and trade, Delhi's manufacturing and consumer goods industries have contributed to its economic success.

The tertiary sector, which includes services, trade, hotels, restaurants and transport services spins revenues for the state.

The gross domestic product of Delhi is $46.0 billion.

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Goa: NA

In 2009-10, Goa's per capita income stood at Rs 13,2719.

The per capita income figure for the fiscal year 2010-11 for Goa has yet to be released by the government.

Tourism is the mainstay of the Goan economy. The state also has rich mineral wealth.

In recent times, apart from agriculture and fishing, medium-scale manufacturing too is growing quickly in the state.

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Haryana: Rs 92,327

Haryana's per capita income is at Rs 92,327.

It is one of the richest states in India with its gross state domestic product (GSDP) growing at a steady rate. Its GDP is $45.670 billion.

Manufacturing, business process outsourcing, agriculture and retail sectors contribute to the state's economy.

Gurgaon in Haryana has turned into an important industrial and financial centre.

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Maharashtra: Rs 83,471

India's richest state, Maharashtra, is the second most urbanised in the country. It's per capita income is Rs 83,471.

It is the second most populous and third-largest state by area in India. It has a high rate of economic growth, and the biggest contribution comes from the services sector.

Maharashtra contributes 15 per cent of national industrial output and over 40 per cent of India's national revenue.

Maharashtra's GDP is at $190.310 billion.

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Sikkim: Rs 81,159

Sikkim's economy is the smallest economy among all Indian states as per data for Indian states. However, the Himalayan state's per capita income is one of the highest at Rs 81,159.

Sikkim's GDP was at $1 billion in the year 2010.

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Tamil Nadu: Rs 72,993

Tamil Nadu's per capita income is Rs 72,993, while its GDP stands at $97.970 billion.

Tamil Nadu has transformed into one of the leading industrial states in India.

It is also one of the country's most literate states and has a high level of urbanisation.

Three major industries in the state are automobiles, garments and heavy industries, besides a booming tourism industry.

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Uttarakhand: Rs 68,292

Uttarakhand's per capita income stands at Rs 68,292.

One of India's most beautiful states, the state was carved out of Uttar Pradesh in November 2000.

Almost half of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) comes from the services sector.

Tourism is a key driver of the economy. The state has excellent potential for hydropower generation due to a large network of rivers.

The GDP of Uttarakhand is at $13.140 billion.

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Punjab: Rs 67,473

Punjab, India's granary produces 20 per cent of India's wheat and 12 per cent of the country's rice.

The states's per capita income is at Rs 67,473.

Punjab is among the first few states in the country with 100 per cent road connectivity in rural areas.

The GDP of Punjab is at $42.110 billion.

The industrial sector is dominated by small scale industries. The primary industries are textiles, sports goods, manufacturing, and agro-based industries.

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Gujarat: NA

In 2009-10, the per capita income of Gujarat  was Rs 63,961. The government is yet to release the latest per capita income figure for the state of Gujarat.

One of the fastest growing states in India, Gujarat has seen rapid industrial growth.

The state has the world's largest refinery in Jamnagar, besides industries in textiles, petrochemicals, agro food processing, gems and jewellery.

Surat, India's diamond has one of the highest GDP growth rates in India.

Gujarat's GDP is estimated to be $90.650 billion.

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Andhra Pradesh: Rs 60,458

Andhra Pradesh, India's fourth largest state gets much of its revenues from the services sector. Its per capita income is Rs 60,458.

The state banks on two major sectors - Information technology and biotechnology. Agriculture also contributes substantially to the state's economy.

Andhra Pradesh ranks second in India in terms of mineral wealth.

Andhra's GDP is $100.350 billion.

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Karnataka: Rs 59,763

Karnataka is one of India's leading states in terms of economic development. Its PCI is at Rs 59,763.

Karnataka's GDP is estimated to be $70.890 billion.

The state's gross state domestic product (GSDP) grew the fastest in the country.

Half of the state's GSDP comes from the services sector. Bengaluru hailed as India's Silicon Valley contributes substantially to the IT and ITeS industry.

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Kerala: NA

In 2009-10, the per capita income of Kerala was Rs 59,179. The per capita income figure for the fiscal year 2010-11 for Kerala has yet to be released by the government.

Kerala also known as God's own country depends mainly on the tourism industry and remittances from its people working abroad.

Kerala produces over 90 per cent of India's natural rubber, more than half of India's cardamom, and 30 per cent of coconuts and tapioca.

The state's GDP is at $48.630 billion.

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Himachal Pradesh: Rs 58,493

Himachal Pradesh's GDP is $9.140 billion. Its per capita income is Rs 58,493.

It is rich in agriculture and hydroelectric resources. Agriculture contributes to over 45 per cent to the net state domestic product.

It has been estimated that about 20,300MW of hydro electric power can be generated in the state.

Himachal is also the first state in India to achieve the goal of having a bank account for every family.

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Meghalaya: Rs 48,383

Meghalaya's per capita income is at Rs 48,383.

The state is mainly dependent on agriculture activity. However, the state also has rich deposits of minerals like coal, granite, limestone, etc.

Lack of proper infrastructure is the main reason that keeps the state from growing to its full potential..

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West Bengal: NA

In 2009-10, the per capita income of West Bengal was Rs 41,219. The per capita income figure for the fiscal year 2010-11 for West Bengal has yet to be released by the government.

West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to India's GDP.

The services sector contributes over 50 per cent of West Bengal's GDP. Agriculture is the main source of income in the state.

West Bengal is now the third fastest growing economy in the country. However, it does not have a strong industrial base.

West Bengal's GDP is pegged at $84.570 billion.

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Chhattisgarh: Rs 44,097

Chhattisgarh is the tenth largest state in India. Its per capita income is Rs 44,097.

The 'rice bowl' of India, Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000. The highest contribution to the state's Gross State Domestic Product comes from the tertiary sector.

Chhattisgarh's GDP stands at $23.190 billion.

The state has many mineral-based industries. An electricity-rich state, it supplies electricity to other states. More than 80 per cent of the population depends on agriculture.

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Tripura: Rs 38,493

In Tripura, agriculture is the mainstay of the economy.

Rice is the principal crop in the state, along with oilseeds, pulses, and sugarcane.

Tea and rubber plantations also abound in the state adding to its economy.

Tripura is also home to rich oil deposits.

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Rajasthan: Rs 39,967

Rajasthan's per capita income is Rs 39,967.

It is one of the leading producers of cement in the country, and contributes 16 per cent of the national cement output.

Besides the services sector accounts for almost half of the state's Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP), tourism is another revenue spinner. The state ranks second in the production of oilseeds in the country.

The GDP of Rajasthan is estimated to be $53.930 billion.

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Orissa: Rs 36,923

A state rich in natural resources, Orissa also has a large coastline. One third of India's bauxite reserves, a quarter of its iron ore and a fifth of its coal are in Orissa, making it a hotspot for mining companies.

Orissa's GDP is estimated at $34.270 billion, while its per capita income is at Rs 36,923.

Orissa was the second most preferred destination in the country for investments in 2009.

Most of the investments are in power generation, mining, iron and steel sectors.

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Jammu & Kashmir: Rs 33,056

The per capita income of Jammu and Kashmir is Rs 33,056.

Jammu and Kashmir's economy is mostly dependent on tourism and agriculture.

Kashmir is famous for its apples, cherries, saffron, etc. The manufactured exports from the state include handicrafts, rugs, shawls, etc.

Many industrial sectors too have been identified in the state that can attract robust investment.

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Assam: Rs 30,413

Assam is the largest state in north-east India. It also has the largest economy amongst all north-eastern states.

The state's per capita income is Rs 30,413.

Famous for tea production, oil fields and rich biodiversity, the state is also rich in products like bamboo and timber.

Assam's GDP is $19.520 billion.

Assam has a predominantly agrarian economy.

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Jharkhand: Rs 29,786

Jharkhand's per capita income is Rs 29,786.

The state came into existence in 2000 when it was carved out from the southern part of Bihar.

Nearly 30 per cent of the state's land is covered by forests. The state's revenues come from the manufacturing and services sector.

Jharkhand's GDP is $22.460 billion.

The mineral-rich state has seen high level of industrialisation in the state.  Jharkhand has 32 per cent of India's coal reserves.

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Manipur: Rs 29,684

The per capita income of Manipur is Rs 29,684.

Manipur is primarily an agrarian economy as agriculture is the biggest source of livelihood for the people.

The crops mostly grown in Manipur are rice, maize, pulses, and wheat. The cultivation in the state is done using the terraced cultivation methods.

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Madhya Pradesh: NA

In 2009-10, the per capita income of Madhya Pradesh was Rs 27,250.

The per capita income figure for the fiscal year 2010-11 for the state of Madhya Pradesh has yet to be released by the government.

Madhya Pradesh is rich in forest and mineral resources.  The economy is largely dependent on the services sector, followed by agriculture and industry.

The state is famous for many national parks and heritage sites like the monuments at Khajuraho. However, the state is yet to take advantage of its tourism potential.

Madhya Pradesh's GDP is $45.810 billion.

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Uttar Pradesh: Rs 26,051

Uttar Pradesh has a per capita income of Rs 26,051.

The most populous state in India, UP sees the largest contribution to the gross state domestic product from the services sector.

Uttar Pradesh has large number of small scale industrial units. The tourism industry is a major contributor to the state's economy.

The GDP of Uttar Pradesh is $109.770 billion.

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Bihar: Rs 20,069

Trying to shed its image of a backward state, Bihar still aims to march ahead on growth charts.

The state's growth rate was 11.4 per cent in 2009, the second highest in India. Yet, unfortunately the per capita income in the state remains the lowest amongst all states in India at Rs 20,069.

Over half of the state's Gross State Domestic Product comes from the services sector.

Bihar's GDP stands at $35.600 billion.


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