3 North East States grew richer while Assam fare poorly

Per Capita Income (PCI),which indicates an average earning of a person, of three North Eastern States, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim has grown substantially in 2009-2010 and has surpassed national average of Rs. 33,731. The per capita income, in Arunachal Pradesh has increased to Rs 39,679 in the year 2009-10 against Rs 27,271 in 2004-05.

As per the figure, the per capita income in Sikkim increased to Rs 36,075 in 2009-10 from Rs 26,693 in 2004-05 while average earning of people in Mizoram rose to Rs 35,323 from Rs 24,662 in the same period.

But PCI of Assam and Meghalaya are below national average with Assam’s PCI standing at poor Rs 20,279 in 2009-10, way below the national average of Rs. 33,731/-

The details about the per capita income were today provided by Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Paban Singh Ghatowar in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

The per capita income of people in Meghalaya was recorded at Rs 29,656 against Rs 23,793 in 2004-05. The data for Nagaland and Manipur was not available.

About Central assistance to the region, Ghatowar said a total of Rs 89,722 crore was given to the eight states during the eleventh five year plan.

Source : Assam Tribune

While Congress government may boast of all round development in Assam, but the development does not refelct in PCI of Assam!

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