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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%

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 ...