With the gross state domestic product (GSDP) increasing more than three times from R10.03 lakh crore in 2004-05 to R36.57 lakh crore, an average Delhiite now earns three times that of an average Indian.
The high level of growth has also contributed to a decline in poverty over the years. Currently, less than 10% of the states population is below the poverty line, the report said, but added that it was a gross under-estimation considering the high cost of living in metros like Delhi. Indias overall poverty ratio is at 21.9%, as per the latest estimates of the Planning Commission.
Delhis crime rate, especially against women and children, remains a black spot in the overall development process. Although official estimates show the crime rate against women declined from 2004-06 to 2010-12, the rates of rape and kidnapping remain the highest during both periods, among all metropolitan cities.
A perception survey, conducted immediately after the gangrape of a 23-year-old in December in Delhi last year, revealed that less than one-third of respondents rated personal safety in Delhi as good or very good and the feeling that crime has gone up over the years was very high (90%).