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Odisha’s economic growth down by 2.5% in 2013-14 fiscal: Survey Report

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, June 17:

Contrary to the tall claims of the Odisha government about the overall economic growth rate in the state, theOdisha Economic Survey report for the year 2013-14, presented in the State Assembly today, has stated that economic growth rate in the state in 2013-14 has dipped by 2.49 percent compared to the 2012-13 fiscal.

As revealed by the survey report, the fiscal growth rate in Odisha during 2013-14 is pegged at 5.60 percent which is 2.49 percent less  to the 2012-13 figure of 8.09 percent.

However, the per capita income (Rs 25,891) in the state has registered a marginal growth, which is 1.87 percent higher than the last fiscal, the report said.

In terms of per capita income, Jharsuguda district tops the chart with Rs 49,021 while Nabarangpur district is at the bottom with just Rs 14,700.