Chandigarh: Ludhiana has remained at the top in terms of contributing to state income with the highest contribution of 14.92 percent in 2009-10.

Ludhiana remained at top in contributing to Net State Domestic Product (NSDP) followed by Jalandhar at 8.43 percent and Amritsar 7.43 percent, according to district income estimates released on Tuesday for the year 2004-05 to 2009-10.

Shahid Bhagat Singh (SBS) Nagar district has the highest Per Capita Income (PCI) in the state, the data said

Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar districts jointly contributed 30.78 percent to state income in 2009-10, whereas these districts together account for 17.97 percent of the area of the state, the data said.

Among other districts, the contribution of Barnala and Faridkot districts was minimum at 2.17 percent and 2.23 percent to NSDP during 2009-10.

The SBS Nagar district occupied the first place in the state with highest PCI of Rs 85,735 in 2009-10 followed by Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana. Gurdaspur district has the lowest PCI at Rs 49,807 in the state.

During the year 2009-10 half of state's districts, including SBS Nagar, Moga, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Kapurthala, SAS Nagar, Jalandhar, Sangrur, Barnala and Muktsar were found having the PCI above state average which was Rs 61,894 while remaining 10 districts were below the state average.

With regard to sectoral composition of district income, he said the contribution of primary and tertiary sectors declined from 35 percent and 42 percent in 2004-05 to 33 percent and 41 percent, respectively, in 2009-10.

The contribution of secondary sector has increased from 23 percent to 26 percent and Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and SBS Nagar observed significant shift in favour of the secondary sector against primary sector.

In Ludhiana, particularly, the contribution of primary sector has declined from 22 percent to 21 percent, whereas the contribution of secondary sector has increased significantly from 35 percent to 39 percent during the period 2004-05 to 2009-10, he said.


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