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Stagnant Bihar

Most statistics coming out of Bihar continue to confirm that this state has been laid waste by the corrupt and powerful who continue to get richer while the state stagnates.

A couple of months back, there was a report that the money deposited in Patna banks, Rs 23,169 crores, – the highest in any Indian city - exceeded the annual expenditure of the state.

A recent youth survey has revealed some more startling facts:

  • Internet accessed by only 6% men and 3% women. In urban Bihar, only 18% and 9%

  • 17% men and 50% women have never attended school

  • 40% men and 60% women justify wife-beating

  • 75% men and 50% women have engaged in paid/unpaid work

No wonder poor Biharis migrating in large numbers are creating social problems elsewhere. Soon they may not be welcome anywhere.


manju said...

Dismal statistics, indeed!

Perhaps it's time for the citizens of Bihar, to start demanding some programmes for regional development, from their elected representatives?

Vinod_Sharma said...

I think things have got so bad there that Nitish Kumar will take much longer than many thought to get things back on track in Bihar.

What a pity. Biharis and Bengalis are doing well outside their stagnant states which have fallen far behind others.

BK Chowla said...

Bihar was once the centre of education in India and was a welfare state for years.It is only after some of the politicians got the feel of looting a certain class,the fall of Bihar started.
The result is there for all of us to see.
Unless,some concrete steps are taken,land reforms are taken sriously,we may see a social problem in coming days.

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