Mizoram per capita income: Rs 50,021

Per capita income of the state of Mizoram for the year 2010-11 was estimated at Rs 50,021 as against the national Per Capita income of Rs 54,527 for the same period, according to the Economic Survey report presented by the state chief minister Lal Thanhawla in the assembly on Tuesday.

Report of the economic survey revealed that the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) was expected to grow at around 9.57 per cent during 2010-11 while the national economy (GDP) was projected to grow at 8.6 per cent during the same period.

Tertiary sector of service sector continued to have the contribution to the GSDP with its share hovering between 58 per cent and 60 per cent during the past half a decade.

While around 60 per cent of the population of the state depended on agriculture, the sector's contribution to the GSDP was only 19.84 per cent during the same period and that of the industry was 20.20 per cent.

The Economic Survey indicated that 32 per cent of the cultivated area was under jhum and only 20 per cent of the demand for rice could be met within the state while a total of 14,28,600 tonnes of rice was lifted by the state government from outside.

Inflation, measured from wholesale price index show 25.80 per cent increase in December, 2010, the survey report added.

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