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