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Which state had the highest per capita income during 2014-15?
1. Kerala 
2. Delhi
3. Punjab 
4. Uttarakhand

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Delhi

The Correct Answer is Delhi.

  • According to the Delhi Statistical Hand Book-2015, released by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Delhi had the highest per capita income among states in 2014-15.
  • Among all the states, Delhi had the highest per capita income of Rs 2,40,849 in 2014-15. In contrast to 2013-14, it has increased by Rs 28,630.

  • The average income received per person in a given area (city, region, country, etc.) in a given year is measured by per capita income (PCI).
    • It is determined by dividing the total income of the area by the total population of the area. National income divided by population size equals per capita income.
  • Per capita income is often used to compare the wealth of various communities and to calculate a sector's average income.
    • The standard of living of a nation is often measured using per capita income. 
    • It's typically expressed in terms of a widely used foreign currency like the euro or the US dollar, and it's useful because it's well-known, easy to calculate using readily available GDP and population figures, and provides a useful statistic for comparing wealth between sovereign territories.

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