An Overview of Puducherry - 2013

Puducherry is, a Union Territory with legislature, extending over an area of 490 Sq.Kms. according to 2011 Census comprising of four regions viz., Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam. The U.T of Puducherry consists of two districts viz., Puducherry District comprising of Puducherry, Mahe and Yanam regions and Karaikal District comprising of Karaikal region. There are 5 Municipalities and 10 Commune Panchayats.  Total population of the U.T is 12, 47,953 as per 2011 Census.

According to Registration of Births and Deaths of Union Territory of Puducherry the Birth Rate per 1000 population as on 2012 works out to be 27.25 while the Death Rate is 8.42. The Infant Mortality Rate (per thousand live births) is 24.03 captured Under Civil Registration System. Where as according to Sample Registration System, the Birth rate as on 2012-13 in the Union Territory of Puducherry is 16.1 while the Death Rate is 7.2 and the infant Mortality Rate is 19.0 per 1000 live births.  The decennial growth rate is 28.1 during 2001-2011 as per the 2011 Census.

Total area under all crops during 2012-13 was 26063  Hectares.  There are 77 Large Scale, 187 Medium Scale and 8444 Small Scale Industries in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

          The Quick Estimates of the Gross State Domestic Product of Puducherry in 2012-13 (QE) with base year 2004-05 has been worked out to ` 17191.65  Crores at Current Prices.  The Per Capita income for the year 2012-13 (QE) has been estimated at ` 122653/- Current Prices.

          The Consumer Price Index for Industrial workers of the Union Territory of Puducherry stands at 242 during July 2013 revealing that there exists increasing trend of prices in the Union Territory.

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