NEW DELHI, Aug 2 � The per capita income in five North Eastern states has increased substantially with people in Arunachal, Mizoram and Sikkim having average earnings more than the national figure of Rs 33,731, reports PTI.
The per capita income, which indicates an average earning of a person, in Arunachal Pradesh has increased to Rs 39,679 in the year 2009-10 against Rs 27,271 in 2004-05. The national figure for 2009-10 is 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.
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.
However, the per capita income in Assam and Meghalaya was less than the national average.
People in Assam earned an average income of Rs 20,279 in 2009-10 against Rs 16,782 in 2004-05 while 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.