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Maha Eco Survey compares state's per capita with Karnataka

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A comparison with poll-bound Karnataka's in Maharashtra's Economic Survey today caused a flutter, with the dubbing it as a political move while the government justifying it.

The Economic Survey mentioned that the per capita income in the BJP-ruled has risen by 12.1 per cent in 2016-17 while that of the Congress-ruled by 10.2 per cent in similar period.

The Survey, projecting a 2.7 per cent slide in the state economy in (fiscal) 2017-18 compared to 2016-17, was presented in the today, a day ahead of tabling of the Budget 2018-19.

The Survey mentioned that the in for 2016-17 stood at Rs 1,65,491 whereas that of at Rs 1,57,474.

Terming it as an unprecedented move, former said the earlier Surveys never compared the state's with any other state.

"is going to polls soon. Why the BJP-led government has compared its with only when it is higher than the southern state? It looks like a political move. This (comparison) could be used in for political reasons," Chavan told reporters.

The government has selectively dropped names of and Delhi, which are having higher per capita income than Maharashtra, he said.

denied any politics behind mentioning in the Survey.

"We did not mention the name of state for any political reasons in the economic survey. It was mentioned because for the first time government has surpassed the of Earlier, state had higher than that of Maharashtra," said Mungantiwar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:25 IST
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