Gajuwaka assembly constituency in Visakhapatnam district has emerged as the richest among all assembly segments in the state. It has a per capita income of Rs 2,64,332.
On the other hand, Ichchapuram segment in Srikakulam with a per capita income of just Rs 46,905 stands at the bottom. The AP government has for the first time estimated per capita income (PCI) of all the 175 assembly constituencies. This is part of its plan to chalk out development strategies at the assembly segment level.
The state government is likely to entrust the responsibility of development of segments to local le gislators, who will also devise assembly constituency plans.
The PCI of people in the constituencies were assessed on the basis of gross value added (GVA) with regard to industry , agriculture, services and allied sectors.
The PCI calculations show that Visakhapatnam district has the highest average per capita income with Rs 1,24,171. Krishna district occupies the second place with Rs 1,22,773 PCI. Vizianagaram district has the lowest per capita income with an average of Rs 76,623.
Curiously , chief minister Chandrababu Naidu’s Kuppam stands last among all the assembly segments in Chittoor district. Kuppam has a PCI of Rs 61,115.
Opposition leader Jaganmohan Reddy’s Pulivendula fares better in Kadapa district with a little over Rs 1 lakh per capita income.
When it comes to the three smart cities, Visakhapatnam stands at the top. The four assembly segments in Visakhapatnam city have PCI ranging from Rs 1,17,863 to Rs 1,74,109.
eenadu news paper 21-09-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net