Friday, December 07, 2007

PER CAPITA INCOME OF THE SIKKIM IS ON RISE

The data for per capita income at constant 1999-2000 prices, for Sikkim, as provided by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation is Rs. 18159 (2003-2004), Rs. 19332 (2004-2005) and Rs. 20609 (2005-2006) as on 25-11-2007.
Besides Sikkim, The rise in per capita income of the country in the 10th Five Year Plan is estimated to be 6.1 per cent compared to a rise 3.4 per cent during the 9th Five Year Plan.
The Approach paper to the Eleventh Five Year Plan has proposed an average annual growth rate of 9.0 per cent for Gross Domestic Product.
This information was given by Pawan Kumar Bansal, Minister of State for Finance in reply to a question raised by Mangani Lal Mandal in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.