Advance Estimates of National Income 2014-15

11 02 2015

Real GDP growth is estimated at 7.4% in 2014-15 while Q3 growth is estimated at 7.5%)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, had revised its base year to 2011-12 and released revised annual estimate of National Income and other macroeconomic aggregates. Quarterly estimates of GDP for the third quarter October-December Q3, 2014-15 both at constant (2011-12) and current prices along with the corresponding quarterly estimates of expenditure components of GDP have also been released.


Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at factor cost at constant (2011-12) prices in 2014-15 is is likely to attain a level of Rs. 106.57 lakh crore, as against the First Revised Estimate of GDP for the year 2013-14 of Rs. 99.21 lakh crore.  The growth in GDP during 2014-15 is estimated at 7.4% as compared to the growth rate of 6.9% in 2013-14. While GDP at current prices in the year 2014-15 is likely to attain a level of Rs. 126.54 lakh crore, showing a growth rate of 11.5% over the year 2013-14 of Rs. 113.45 lakh crore.


AgricultureThe ‘agriculture, forestry and fishing’ sector is likely to show a growth of 1.1% in its Gross Value Added (GVA) during 2014-15, as against the previous year’s growth rate of 3.7%. The production of foodgrains is expected to decline by 2.9% as compared to increase of 3% in the previous agriculture year. Production of pulses and oilseeds is also expected to decline by 3.4 and 9.6% respectively as compared to increase of 5.0 and 6.3% in the previous agriculture year. However, among the horticultural crops, production of fruits and vegetables is expected to increase by 1.1% during the year 2014-15 as compared to increase of 3.5% in previous agriculture year.


IndustryThe estimated growth in the ‘manufacturing’ ‘mining and quarrying’, ‘electricity, gas and water supply’, and ‘construction’ is estimated to be 6.8%, 2.3%, 9.6% and 4.5%, respectively, during 2014-15 as compared to growth of 5.3%, 5.4%, 4.8% and 2.5%, respectively, in 2013-14. According to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), the index of mining, manufacturing and electricity registered growth rates of 2.5%, 1.1% and 10.7%, respectively during April-November, 2014-15, as compared to the growth rates of (-)2.1%,(-)0.4% and 5.4% respectively during April-November, 2013-14. Private corporate sector growth in the manufacturing sector during April-Dec 2014 was 8%.


ServicesThe estimated growth in GVA for the trade, hotels, transport and communication and services related to broadcasting services during 2014-15 is placed at 8.4% as against growth of 11.1% in the previous year. This is mainly on account of decline of 5.7% in the sales of commercial vehicles and reduced rate of increase in sales tax collection at 13.9% during April-December 2014 as compared to 19% in 2013-14. Cargo handled at major sea ports increased by 5% during April-December, 2014-15 as compared to 1.9% during April-December 2013-14 while passengers and cargo handled by civil aviation increased by 10.6% and 8.1% respectively during April-November 2014-15 as compared to 7.8% and 1.3% respectively during April-November, 2013-14. The sector, ‘financial, real estate and professional services’, is expected to show a growth rate of 13.7% during 2014-15 as compared to growth rate of 7.9% in 2013-14.


National Income— The nominal Net National Income (NNI), also known as national income (at current prices) is likely to be Rs. 112.18 lakh crore during 2014-15, as against Rs. 100.56 lakh crore for the year 2013-14. In terms of growth rates, the national income registered a growth rate of 11.5% in 2014-15 as against the previous year’s growth rate of 13.7%.


Per Capita IncomeThe per capita income in real terms (at 2011-12 prices) during 2014-15 is likely to attain a level of Rs. 74,193 as compared to Rs. 69,959 for the year 2013-14. The growth rate in per capita income is estimated at 6.1% during 2014-15, as against the previous year’s estimate of 5.4%. The per capita net national income during 2014-15 is estimated to be Rs. 88,538 showing an increase of 10.1% as compared to Rs. 80,388 during 2013-14 with the growth rate of 12.3%.


Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF)–  Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) at current prices is estimated at Rs. 36.13 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs. 33.68 lakh crore in 2013-14. At constant (2011-12) prices, the GFCF is estimated at Rs. 31.76 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs. 30.50 lakh crore in 2013-14. In terms of GDP, the rates of GFCF at current and constant (2011-12) prices during 2014-15 are estimated at 28.6% and 29.8%, respectively, as against the corresponding rates of 29.7% and 30.7% respectively in 2013-14.The GFCF is expected to register growth rate of 7.3% at current prices and 4.1% at constant prices. The rate of expenditure on valuables at current prices is same as 1.3% in 2014-15 and 2013-14.


Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE)–  Private Final Consumption Expenditure (PFCE) at current prices is estimated at Rs. 76.43 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs. 67.72 lakh crore in 2013-14. At constant (2011-12) prices, the PFCE is estimated at Rs. 61.08 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs. 57.04 lakh crore in 2013-14. In terms of GDP, the rates of PFCE at current and constant (2011-12) prices during 2014-15 are estimated at 60.4% and 57.3%, respectively, as against the corresponding rates of 59.7% and 57.5%, respectively in 2013-14.


Government Final Capital Formation– Government Final Consumption Expenditure (GFCE) at current prices is estimated at Rs. 14.86 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs. 12.77lakh crore in 2013-14. At constant (2011-12) prices, the GFCE is estimated at Rs. 11.94 lakh crore in 2014-15 as against Rs.10.86 lakh crore in 2013-14. In terms of GDP, the rates of GFCE at current and constant (2004-05) prices during 2014-15 are estimated at 11.7% and 11.2%, respectively, as against the corresponding rates of 11.3% and 10.9% respectively in 2013-14.

Quarterly estimates of GDP for the third quarter (October-December) 2014-15– GVA at basic prices at constant (2011-12) prices in Q3 of 2014-15 is estimated at Rs. 24.97 lakh crore, as against Rs. 23.24 lakh crore in Q3 of 2013-14, showing a growth rate of 7.5%.


Growth rates in various sectors for Q3 are ‘agriculture, forestry and fishing’ (-0.4%), ‘mining and quarrying’ (2.9%), ‘manufacturing’ (4.2%), ‘electricity, gas and water supply and other utility services’ (10.1%) ‘construction’ (1.7%), Trade, hotels, transport, communication and services related to broadcasting’ (7.2%), ‘financial, real estate and professional services ‘ (15.9%), and Public administration, defence and Other Services’ (20%).


Make in India: Manufacturing a Success Story

11 02 2015

 Invite | Discussion on Make in India: Manufacturing a Success Story at UChicago Center in Delhi, March 3rd
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The University of Chicago Center in Delhi and the International Innovation Corps (IIC)
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Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman Quality Council of India, Global Advisory Board Member at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago
Moderated by Luis Miranda, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure & Global Advisory Board Member at the Booth School of Business
Date: March 3rd, Tuesday
Time: 5:00pm – Registration, 5:30pm – Talk
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<width=”100%” cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″>Make in India is a national program designed to transform India into a global manufacturing hub. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is the nodal agency executing Make in India. In our event the panelists will discuss the road ahead for the initiative and its links with the Quality Council of India, an autonomous body under the DIPP that promotes high standards in areas like education, healthcare, environment, infrastructure, governance and social sectors.
The International Innovation Corps offers a unique opportunity for bright, young minds to play an active role in building and implementing innovative solutions to some of India’s toughest social problems. The IIC aims to jump start the process of problem-driven innovation in the Indian public sector by connecting teams of bright, talented and committed graduates from Indian universities and the University of Chicago with Indian public sector enterprises for paid, 13-month assignments that tackle discrete and tractable but important social challenges. The IIC trains its fellows in the US and India, organizes them into teams based on skills, and places teams at Indian public sector host institutes.

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11 02 2015




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An exhibition on some of the materials-old brochures, tickets of previous productions by Late JS Pahwa

To be inaugurated by MK Raina, eminent theatre personality



Allied Events of 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav-





February 11, 2015 

2:30 pm Onwards

Next to Reception 

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Brief of Party Details of Delhi Assembly candidates 2015

11 02 2015

Brief of Party Details of Delhi Assembly candidates 2015

A. C. No. Assembly Constituency Name Winner Candidates Name Party Votes Runner-UP Party Votes Win Margin
1 Narela Sharad Kumar AAP 96143 Neel Daman Khatri BJP 55851 40292
2 Burari Sanjeev Jha AAP 124724 Gopal Jha BJP 56774 67950
3 Timarpur Pankaj Pushkar AAP 64477 Rajni Abbi BJP 43830 20647
4 Adarsh Nagar Pawan Kumar Sharma AAP 54026 Ram Kishan Singhal BJP 33285 20741
5 Badli Ajesh Yadav AAP 72795 Devender Yadav INC 37419 35376
6 Rithala Mohinder Goyal AAP 93470 Kulwant Rana BJP 64219 29251
7 Bawana Ved Parkash AAP 109259 Gugan Singh BJP 59236 50023
8 Mundka Sukhvir Singh AAP 94206 Azad Singh BJP 53380 40826
9 Kirari Rituraj Govind AAP 97727 Anil Jha BJP 52555 45172
10 Sultanpur Majra Sandeep Kumar AAP 80269 Parbhu Dayal BJP 15830 64439
11 Nangloi Jat Raghuvinder Shokeen AAP 83259 Manoj Kumar Shokeen BJP 46235 37024
12 Mangol Puri Rakhi Birla AAP 60534 Raj Kumar Chauhan INC 37835 22699
13 Rohini Vijender Kumar BJP 59866 C.L. Gupta AAP 54499 5367
14 Shalimar Bagh Bandana Kumari AAP 62656 Rekha Gupta BJP 51678 10978
15 Shakur Basti Satyendar Jain AAP 51530 S C Vats BJP 48397 3133
16 Tri Nagar Jitender Singh Tomar AAP 63012 Nand Kishore Garg BJP 40701 22311
17 Wazirpur Rajesh Gupta AAP 61208 Dr. Mahander Nagpal BJP 39164 22044
18 Model Town Akhilesh Pati Tripathi AAP 54628 Vivek Garg BJP 37922 16706
19 Sadar Bazar Som Dutt AAP 67507 Parveen Kumar Jain BJP 33192 34315
20 Chandni Chowk Alka Lamba AAP 36756 Suman Kumar Gupta BJP 18469 18287
21 Matia Mahal Asim Ahmed Khan AAP 47584 Shoaib Iqbal INC 21488 26096
22 Ballimaran Imran Hussain AAP 57118 Shayam Lal Morwal BJP 23241 33877
23 Karol Bagh Vishesh Ravi AAP 67429 Yogender Chandoliya BJP 34549 32880
24 Patel Nagar Hazari Lal Chauhan AAP 68868 Krishna Tirath BJP 34230 34638
25 Moti Nagar Shiv Charan Goel AAP 60223 Subhash Sachdeva BJP 45002 15221
26 Madipur Girish Soni AAP 66571 Raj Kumar BJP 37184 29387
27 Rajouri Garden Jarnail Singh AAP 54916 Manjinder Singh Sirsa SAD 44880 10036
28 Hari Nagar Jagdeep Singh AAP 65814 Avtar Singh Hit BJP 39318 26496
29 Tilak Nagar Jarnail Singh AAP 57180 Rajiv Babbar BJP 37290 19890
30 Janakpuri Rajesh Rishi AAP 71802 Prof. Jagdish Mukhi BJP 46222 25580
31 Vikaspuri Mahinder Yadav AAP 132437 Sanjay Singh BJP 54772 77665
32 Uttam Nagar Naresh Balyan AAP 85881 Pawan Sharma BJP 55462 30419
33 Dwarka Adarsh Shastri AAP 79729 Parduymn Rajput BJP 40363 39366
34 Matiala Gulab Singh AAP 127665 Rajesh Gahlot BJP 80661 47004
35 Najafgarh Kailash Gahlot AAP 55598 Bharat Singh INLD 54043 1555
36 Bijwasan Col Devinder Sehrawat AAP 65006 Sat Prakash Rana BJP 45470 19536
37 Palam Bhavna Gaur AAP 82637 Dhram Dev Solanki BJP 51788 30849
38 Delhi Cantt Surender Singh AAP 40133 Karan Singh Tanwar BJP 28935 11198
39 Rajinder Nagar Vijender Garg Vijay AAP 61354 R. P. Singh BJP 41303 20051
40 New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal AAP 57213 Nupur Sharma BJP 25630 31583
41 Jangpura Praveen Kumar AAP 43927 Maninder Singh Dhir BJP 23477 20450
42 Kasturba Nagar Madan Lal AAP 50766 Ravinder Choudhry BJP 34870 15896
43 Malviya Nagar Somnath Bharti AAP 51196 Dr. Nandani Sharma BJP 35299 15897
44 R.K. Puram Parmila Tokas AAP 54645 Anil Kumar Sharma BJP 35577 19068
45 Mehrauli Naresh Yadav AAP 58125 Sarita Chaudhary BJP 41174 16951
46 Chhatarpur Kartar Singh Tanwar AAP 67645 Brahm Singh Tanwar BJP 45405 22240
47 Deoli Prakash AAP 96530 Arvind Kumar BJP 32593 63937
48 Ambedkar Nagar Ajay Dutt AAP 66632 Ashok Kumar BJP 24172 42460
49 Sangam Vihar Dinesh Mohaniya AAP 72131 Shiv Charan Lal Gupta BJP 28143 43988
50 Greater Kailash Saurabh Bharadwaj AAP 57589 Rakesh Kumar Gullaiya BJP 43006 14583
51 Kalkaji Avtar Singh Kalkaji AAP 55104 Harmeet Singh Kalka BJP 35335 19769
52 Tughlakabad Sahi Ram AAP 64311 Vikram Bidhuri BJP 30610 33701
53 Badarpur Narayan Dutt Sharma AAP 94242 Ramvir Singh Bidhuri BJP 46659 47583
54 Okhla Amanatullah Khan AAP 104271 Braham Singh BJP 39739 64532
55 Trilokpuri Raju Dhingan AAP 74907 Kiran Vaidya BJP 45153 29754
56 Kondli Manoj Kumar AAP 63185 Hukam Singh BJP 38426 24759
57 Patparganj Manish Sisodia AAP 75477 Vinod Kumar Binny BJP 46716 28761
58 Laxmi Nagar Nitin Tyagi AAP 58229 B. B. Tyagi BJP 53383 4846
59 Vishwas Nagar Om Prakash Sharma BJP 58124 Dr. Atul Gupta AAP 47966 10158
60 Krishna Nagar S K Bagga AAP 65919 Kiran Bedi BJP 63642 2277
61 Gandhi Nagar Anil Kumar Bajpai AAP 50946 Jitender BJP 43464 7482
62 Shahdara Ram Niwas Goel AAP 58523 Jitender Singh Shunty BJP 46792 11731
63 Seemapuri Rajendra Pal Gautam AAP 79777 Karamvir BJP 30956 48821
64 Rohtas Nagar Sarita Singh AAP 62209 Jitender Mahajan BJP 54335 7874
65 Seelampur Mohd. Ishraque AAP 57302 Sanjay Jain BJP 29415 27887
66 Ghonda Shri Dutt Sharma AAP 60906 Sahab Singh Chauhan BJP 52813 8093
67 Babarpur Gopal Rai AAP 75928 Naresh Gaur BJP 40440 35488
68 Gokalpur Fateh Singh AAP 71240 Ranjeet Singh BJP 39272 31968
69 Mustafabad Jagdish Pradhan BJP 58388 Hasan Ahmed INC 52357 6031
70 Karawal Nagar Kapil Mishra AAP 101865 Mohan Singh Bisht BJP 57434 44431

UNICEF supports

11 02 2015

UNICEF supports launch in India with content on children’s health


Delhi, 10 February 2015 – UNICEF has partnered with and supported the launch of the Facebook’s app today in Mumbai by providing essential information for families and communities on children’s health. Facts for Life, a handbook of essential information families and communities need to know to raise healthy children, is now available for free through the app in English and other six local languages –Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi and Tamil.


“Each year, almost 9 million children die from preventable and treatable illnesses before reaching their fifth birthday, about 456,000 in India. Many die during their first year of life. Countless more children live in precarious situations and face diminished futures. Facts for Life can help change behaviours and practices to save and protect the lives of children and help them grow and develop to their full potential,” stated Caroline den Dulk, Chief Advocacy and Communication, UNICEF India.


Facts for Life provides practical information, including advice on pregnancy, childbirth, childhood illnesses, child development, parenting protection, care and support for children, that all people have a right to know and put into practice. It is a resource for creating and strengthening protective environments in the home, school and community and can help families to make informed decisions.


The content provided applies to everyone in the country. Health workers can use it to help families learn healthier habits. Teachers can use it to help children life skills. Even journalists can use it to write articles about local issues on children’s rights.


“We are very proud to be a key content provider for, which makes the internet accessible for free to those who are not yet connected, as we believe that access to information is fundamental to innovation for equity. Giving connectivity to the world’s most marginalized populations is at the centre of UNICEF’s innovation agenda because without access to information children and young people are stifled and put at risk,” highlighted Ms. den Dulk.


Customers can access the app through the Google Play Store or by visiting from a mobile browser on their smartphone or feature phone.



UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do.  Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: and

“Marginal in the Market of Theatre”

11 02 2015

A three-day seminar “Marginal in the Market of Theatre” held

at 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav


New Delhi, February 10, 2015: 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav’s first phase of Allied events ended on 10th February 2015  with a three day seminar on “Marginal in the Market of Theatre” that was held on the question of misrepresentation of marginal voices in fields e.g., theatre, cinema, literature and visual art among others. Speakers for the three day seminar included Sanjay Pawar, Arjun Dev Charan, Trina Nileena Banerjee, Civic Chandran, Rahul Roy, Amar Kanwar, Dr Hanne Bruin-Rajagopal, Tripurari Sharma, Padma VenkataramanMangai, AnjumKatyal, Ajay Mandvi, while Prof.WamanKendre, LaxmanGaikwad, Bishnupriya Paul, UshaGanguli, Feisal Alkazi& R Sreedhar chaired the sessions respectively. All the three days of seminar were divided into two sessions each with first session starting from 11.30am to 1.00pm and the second session from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.


The first day of the seminar started with a positive note from the Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama,  “This seminar is about those dimensions which we have always denied as a part of our Indian Theatre. Most of the work to promote Theatre as a folk tradition has been done by these Nomadic communities, marginalised, but their contribution was never considered. Lakhs of such communities are there whose existence and voices were never heard and were never given a platform to stand out. We have invited such visionaries who have been working for such communities so that we can learn what we can do to give a platform to these silent voices.”


The session was taken forward by the speakers Sanjay Pawar and Arjun Dev Charan. They shared their testimonies and experiences with theatre that they want to bring in light through the session and talked about how in our country traditional artists have been very unfortunate due to the caste in which they were born in. Markets or the Bazaars’ target is only restricted to bring middle class to high class but the ones who are following these folk forms are not even considered as humans.


Sanjay Pawar who is a playwright and cultural-social activist said, “Everything nowadays is a caste based profession, folk artists who were deprived of education and rights had to learn some skills to earn livelihood.” While Arjun Dev Charan, who is a professor at Rajasthan University mentioned many folk form such as: Ravanonki Rammat, Pabujiki Phad, Kanwad all from Rajasthan and many such art forms that earlier existed in distinct parts of our country but are now slowly vanishing.


The topic for the second day of the seminar were ‘Invisible through the lens’ & ‘Caste question’ for which documentary filmmakers such as Rahul Roy and Amar Kanwar were invited. The whole session revolved around the margins in documentary film making. Several aspects relating to the role of marginal in filmmaking were stretched out. Both the speakers being documentary film makers spoke about what margins do exist in documentary film making. In the second session of the day Prof.Tripurari Sharma, NSD, talks about the journey of the Baiden women who are considered to be a part of the lower caste of the society.  These women are performers by birth and caste and not by choice.  Inequality sets the stage for the dealing. These terms are not set by the women themselves but the hierarchy that defies their status.She talks about how these women used to go and perform between these men who belong to the upper caste in a circle of intimacy. Now when these women have stepped on the nautanki stage, it provided them with security and respect. The dance became free and the women distanced themselves from the audience to dance with abandonment and joy and now the attention has seemed to shift from the dancer to the dance.


The seminar came to an end with the last session on ‘Defying and defining minority’ & ‘Peasant uprising then and now’. The session consisted of personal experiences of all the speakers. They came and talked about the projects that they have been associated with. The highlights of the session were issues that revolve around LGBT communities that have been neglected as a bigger subject in theatre. Why there are so less productions (in theatre) done on these subjects. The other topic of concern was about those naxalite groups from whom our society have feared for decades.


Usha Ganguly, who is a respectable actor, writer, director and social activist said, “Theatre in big cities, small cities and towns have been unsuccessful in showcasing the seriousness in the minds of these commoners-turned-naxalites.”

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