Delhi recorded the highest per capita income among states in 2014-15, according to the Delhi Statistical Hand Book-2015 released by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Wednesday.
“Delhi has the highest per capita income of Rs 2,40,849 among all the states during 2014-15. It has increased by Rs 28,630 in comparison to 2013-14,” stated the annual report prepared by Delhi government’s Directorate of Economics and Statistics. According to the figures released by the government, Delhi’s per capita income in 2014-15 increased to Rs 2.41 lakh from Rs 2.12 lakh in the previous fiscal, a rise of nearly 13.50 per cent.
Delhi added 28 lakh mobile phone users. The number of mobile phones as on December 2014 was 4.54 crore, up from 4.26 crore in December 2013. The number of landline phones also increased, from 31.04 lakh in December 2013 to 31.23 lakh in December 2014.
The number of consumers of electricity increased from 48.97 lakh in 2013-14 to 50.44 lakh in 2014-15. The consumption of electricity increased from 23,781 million units in 2013-14 to 24,477 million units in 2014-15.
Metered water connections also rose. The per capita consumption of water in Delhi stood at 48 gallons per day. The report revealed the capital added 345 new schools. The consumption of Indian-made foreign liquor increased from 1.18 crore cases to 1.21 crore cases. However, the consumption of Indian beer fell marginally, from 1.10 crore cases to 1.06 crore cases The consumption of country liquor also dipped, from 28.93 lakh cases to 25.38 lakh cases.