Karnataka Slips to Sixth Spot in Per Capita Income

Published: 21st March 2016 07:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2016 07:57 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  The economic slowdown in the last one year has pushed Karnataka to the sixth place in the national ranking of per capita income.

New Delhi with Rs 2,52,011 is at the top of the table, followed by Haryana (Rs 1,50, 260), Kerala (Rs 1,38,390), Tamil Nadu (Rs 1,35,806), Maharashtra (Rs 1,34,081) and Karnataka (Rs 1,30,897), according to the Economic Survey of Karnataka for 2015-16 presented in the state legislature.

Karnataka was placed fifth in the previous year. However, Karnataka’s per capita income is well above the national average of Rs 86,879.

The state has reason to pat its back as it has moved up two places with respect to its Gross Domestic Product which is Rs 9,07,839 crore. It was at the sixth spot last year. Maharashtra came tops with GDP of Rs 17,92,122 crore, followed by Tamil Nadu 11,20,620 crore and Uttar Pradesh 10,41,997 crore.

State Tops in Software Exports

Karnataka ranks first in software/service exports and fourth in merchandise exports in the country. Karnataka’s exports amounted to Rs 3,13,570 crore in 2014-15 which constituted about 13.01 per cent of the country’s exports.

Export of Electronics, computer software and bio-tech products contributed Rs 1,94,020 crore, which is 61.8 per cent of the total export earnings.

Bengaluru On Top

Bengaluru Urban is way ahead of other districts in per capita income. The district contributes 33.6 per cent to the state GDP. While Bengaluru Urban has a per capita income of Rs 2,71,389, Dakshina Kannada comes next at a distant Rs 2,18,580, followed by Udupi Rs 1,76,479 and Chikkamagaluru Rs 1,68,412. Kalaburagi is at the bottom with Rs 67,886.

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