August 14, 2012 admin


Chandigarh, August 14: The Office of Economic Advisor today released District Income Estimates for various districts of Punjab. Recently the base year of State Income Estimates has been revised from 1999-2000 to 2004-05, hence District Income Estimates have been prepared for the year 2004-05 to 2009-10 at current & constant (2004-05) prices. The estimates at current prices reflect growth in output of goods and services including the effect of change in prices, while the estimates at constant prices reveal the actual growth in the output removing the effects of change in prices.
The Office of Economic Adviser is the nodal department for preparing State Income/ District Income estimates as per the methodology provided by Central Statistical Organisation, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
                   District Income Estimates measure the value of goods & services produced with in the boundary of a district. Office of Economic Adviser Govt. of Punjab started preparing District Income Estimates from 1970-71
Highlights of District Income Estimates
Distribution of State Income among districts: (Detail Annexure-1)
·        The highest contribution of 14.92% to State Income was made by Ludhiana in 2009-10, followed by Jalandhar 8.43% and Amritsar 7.43%. Ludhiana district remained the top contributor to NSDP during the year 2004-05 to 2009-10. Its share increased from 14.83% in 2004-05 to 14.92% in 2009-10.
·        Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar districts jointly contributed 30.78% to State Income in 2009-10 whereas these districts together account for 17.97% of the area of the State.
·        Muktsar, Bathinda and Firozepur districts jointly contributed 14.08% to State Income whereas these districts together account for 22.44% of total area of State.
·        The contribution of four districts namely- Fatehgarh Sahib, Moga, Kapurthala and Gurdaspur towards NSDP was in proportion to their area. These districts together contributed 17.45% of NSDP and occupied 17.06% of total area of State.
·        The contribution of Amritsar district which was 11.87% in 2004-05 declined to7.98% in 2006-07 as a new district TarnTaran was carved out of it.
·        The third position was occupied by Jalandhar district during the year 2004-05 to 2009-10 and its contribution varied from 8.61% to 8.43%.
·        Barnala & Faridkot districts contribution 2.17% and 2.23% to NSDP during 2009-10 and their share is minimum.
District-wise Sectoral Composition of District Income (Detail Annexure-2)
·        Contribution of Primary and Tertiary sectors have declined from 35% and 42% respectively in 2004-05 to 33% and 41% respectively in 2009-10.
·        Contribution of secondary sector has increased from 23% to 26%. Among districts Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and SBS Nagar have observed significant shift in favour of the secondary sector viz-a-viz primary sector.
·        In Ludhiana particularly, the contribution of primary sector has declined from 22% to 21% whereas the contribution of secondary sector has increased significantly from 35% to 39% during the period 2004-05 to 2009-10.
·        In Firozepur, Muktsar, Bathinda and Mansa, the contribution of primary sector in NDDP remained either static or increased during this period. In Mansa the contribution of primary sector in its total NDDP is 49% whereas secondary and tertiary sector together contributed 51 %.
District wise Per Capita Income (Detail Annexure-3)
·        SBS Nagar district with PCI of Rs.85735 in 2009-10 has emerged to occupy the first place among the districts followed by Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana.
·        Ludhiana district was at second rank in respect of PCI during 2004-05 to 2006-07. From 2007-08 Moga district has overtaken Ludhiana.
·        Gurdaspur district with PCI of Rs.49807 is at the bottom.
·        During the year 2004-05, more than half i.e. 8 districts out of 17 namely- SBS Nagar, Ludhiana, Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Sangrur and Patiala had the higher PCI than State average i.e. Rs. 33103 while the remaining district had lower PCI than state average.
·        During the year 2009-10 half i.e. 10 districts, namely SBS Nagar, Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Kapurthala, SAS Nagar ,  Jalandhar, Sangrur, Barnala and Muktsar were found having the PCI above state average i.e. 61894 while remaining 10 districts were below the state average in respect of PCI.

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