The Gross State Domestic Product of Delhi has increased from ₹ 616085 crores in 2016-17 to ₹ 923967 crores during 2021-22, which is around 50 percent.
Delhi's GSDP has steadily risen in the past five years. It was ₹ 616085 in 2016-17, ₹ 677900 in 2017-18, ₹ 738389 in 2018-19, and ₹ 794030 in 2019-20. But in 2020-21, Delhi's GSDP and per capita income saw a slight drop to ₹ 785342 during the first year of the pandemic. Government revenue decreased as drop-in tax collection and pandemic-related expenditure increased. These, in addition to lockdowns, affected Delhi's economic performance. The Hindu reports that Saket Surya, a senior analyst at PRS Legislative Research, said that "a fall in GSDP means that Delhi produced fewer goods and services because of the lockdown restrictions as well as a weaker demand as income of people might have seen a fall due to the pandemic."
A report by the Delhi Economic Survey contains an advance estimate of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Delhi at current prices. It mentions that in 2021-22, Delhi's GSDP increased by 50 percent from ₹ 616085 (2016-17) to ₹ 923967 crores. Compared with the National level GDP growth at 8.9 percent, Delhi's GSDP recorded 10.23 percent in 2021-22. Goa tops the state-wise per capita income list, followed by Sikkim, and Delhi stands third.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal also shed some light on upcoming projects during the 2021-22 budget session. He mentioned that 784 multistorey apartments in the Devnagar area are under construction for slum-dwellers under an in-situ rehabilitation policy. He added that the Delhi government plans to build a boarding school with other modern amenities for underprivileged and homeless children, India Express reports.
Based on the available evidence, we mark the claim as valid.