Guj GSDP, per capita income rises, grain prodn dips: Survey

Gandhinagar, Feb 25 (PTI) Riding on an impressiveindustrial growth, Gujarat''s Gross State Domestic Product(GSDP) and per capita income grew by around 16 per cent in2009-10, while food grain and oil seed production dipped by11.66 per cent and 23.45 per cent respectively.

The GSDP grew to Rs 4,29,356 crore (current prices) in2009-10, as compared to Rs 3,67,745 crore in 2008-09, a riseof 16.80 per cent, the state''s socio-economic review (2010-11)report said.

While, the state''s per capita income rose by 16 per centat Rs 63,961 in 2009-10, as against Rs 55,140 a year ago, arise of 16 per cent, it said.

The per capita income in Gujarat is higher than India''sper capita of Rs 46,492 in 2009-10, the report stated.

As per the report, the production of total foodgrainsduring the year 2009-10 is estimated at 56.05 lakh tonnes ascompared to 63.45 lakh tonnes in the previous year, a decreaseof 11.66 per cent, it said.

While, the total oilseed production during year 2009-10is being estimated at 30.10 lakh tonnes, as compared to 39.32lakh tonnes in previous year, a dip of 23.45 per cent, thereport stated.

During the year 2009-10, the production of fruits,vegetables, spices and flowers was reported at 69.85 lakhtonnes, 72.55 lakh tonnes, 9.38 lakh tonnes and 0.95 lakhtonnes respectively.

The production of fruits, vegetables, spices and flowersin FY 2010-11 is likely to go up marginally at 78.40 lakhtonnes, 73.59 lakh tonnes, 9.51 lakh tonnes and one lakhtonnes respectively.

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