India's per capita income, a gauge for measuring living standard, is estimated to have gone up 11.7% to Rs 5,729 per month in 2012-13 at current prices, compared with Rs 5,130 in the previous fiscal. The estimated rate of growth in per capita income for the current fiscal, however, is lower than the previous fiscal when it grew by 13.7%. "The per capita income at current prices during 2012-13 is estimated to be Rs 68,747 as compared to Rs 61,564 during 2011-12, showing a rise of 11.7%," an official release by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Advance Estimate of National Income, 2012-13 showed today. The per capita income in real terms (at 2004-05 constant prices) during 2012-13 is likely to attain a level of Rs 39,143 as compared to the First Revised Estimate for the year 2011-12 of Rs 38,037, it said. The Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) at current prices is estimated at Rs 29.94 lakh crore in 2012-13 as against Rs 27.49 lakh crore in 2011-12, the release said. However, at 2004-05 constant prices, the GFCF is estimated at Rs 19.44 lakh crore in the current fiscal as against Rs 18.97 lakh crore in the previous fiscal, it added. The data also estimated an increase of 13.8% in the Government Final Consumption Expenditure (GFCE) to Rs 11.87 lakh crore at current prices for 2012-13 against Rs 10.43 lakh crore in 2011-12. On Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) for the current fiscal, it has estimated an increase of 12.8% to Rs 57.06 lakh crore at current prices as against Rs 50.56 lakh crore in the previous fiscal. "These advance estimates are based on anticipated level of agricultural and industrial production, analysis of budget estimates of government expenditure and performance of key sectors like railways, transport other than railways, communication, banking and insurance, availbale so far," said the data. These estimates have been compiled using the data on indicators available from the same sources as those used for compiling GDP estimates by economic activity, detailed data available on merchandise trade in respect of imports and exports, balance of payments, and monthly accounts of central government, it added further.
India's per capita income rises to Rs 5,729 per month
The estimated rate of growth in per capita income for the current fiscal, however, is lower than the previous fiscal when it grew by 13.7%
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