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Delhi’s Robust Economic Growth: Per Capita Income Soars by Over 14% to Rs 4,44,768

In a remarkable achievement, Delhi’s per capita income surged by over 14%, reaching Rs 4,44,768 in the current fiscal year. The latest Statistical Handbook-2023, released by the Economic and Statistics department of the Delhi government, highlights the capital’s outstanding socio-economic progress.

Key Economic Indicators

  1. Per Capita Income Boom: Delhi’s per capita income experienced an impressive growth from Rs 3,89,529 to Rs 4,44,768, surpassing the national average by 158%.
  2. Public Services Milestones: The Kejriwal government achieved commendable benchmarks in the public services sector, with a notable enhancement in public transportation. An average of 41 lakh passengers daily commuted on buses in 2023.
  3. Electric Vehicle Leadership: Delhi is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution, boasting 7,200 buses on the streets, including 1,300 electric buses.
  4. Utilities Expansion: The number of electricity consumers increased by nearly 2.8 lakh, and over 1 lakh water connections were added in 2022-23.

Social Welfare Initiatives

  1. Free Electricity Scheme: More than 3.41 crore electricity bills worth zero were generated, benefiting citizens under the free electricity scheme, offering free monthly usage up to 200 units.
  2. Minimum Wages Leadership: Delhi has the highest minimum wages in the country, with increases every six months – Rs 17,494 for unskilled, Rs 19,279 for semi-skilled, and Rs 21,215 for skilled workers.
  3. Social Care Prioritization: The Kejriwal government prioritizes care for seniors, daughters, and individuals with special needs, providing pensions, benefiting girls through the Ladli Scheme, and offering financial assistance to those with special needs.
  4. Covid-19 Financial Aid: In 2022-23, 11,570 individuals benefited from the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Family Financial Assistance Scheme, showcasing the government’s commitment to citizens during challenging times.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. What is the per capita income of Delhi in the current fiscal year, and how does it compare to the national average?

  2. How many passengers, on average, commute daily on buses in Delhi in 2023?
  3. What is the total number of buses on the streets of Delhi, and how many of them are electric buses?
  4. Under the free electricity scheme, what is the monthly usage limit for citizens to avail of zero electricity bills, and how many bills were generated in 2022-23?
  5. What are the minimum wages for unskilled, semi-skilled, and skilled workers in Delhi, and how often does the government increase these wages?

Please provide your answers in the comment section!!

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