Patna, (Bihar Times): With Rs 6,610 Bihar continues to
occupy the lowest position in the country so far per
capita income is concerned. Chandigarh, which tops the
list, has the per capital income of Rs 67,910, which
is more than ten times of Bihar. This is the third
consecutive year that Chandigarh stood first. On an
average a Chandigarhian earns almost two times more
than their counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
According to the Central Statistics Organisation
report (2005-06), which was tabled in Parliament on
Tuesday by the Union Minister of State for Finance,
Pawan Bansal the annual income of an Indian is Rs
Chandigarh, according to the reports, is followed by
Delhi which has the per capita income of Rs 49,172.
Goa with Rs 47,507 and Pondicherry with Rs 36,397 come
third and fourth respectively.
Rajasthan has the rare distinction of per capital
income coming down albeit slightly: from Rs 15,737 in
2003-04 to Rs 15,219 in 2005-06.
The per capita income of Haryana for 2005-06 was
quoted at Rs 29,887, up from Rs 26,353 in 2003-04
while of Punjab it has gone up from Rs 26,975 to Rs
28,605. In Himachal it has increased from Rs 24,480 to