Bi­har De­vel­op­ment In­dex

Southasia - - Gender empowerment -

• As per the lat­est fig­ures re­vealed by the Gov­ern­ment of Bi­har, the per capita in­come in the state has in­creased to Rs. 17,590 com­pared to Rs. 8,528 in 2004-05. • The an­nual growth rate be­tween 1999-2000 and 2004-05 was 3.5 per­cent, which ac­cel­er­ated to10.93 per­cent over the next five years. • The sur­vey found that the con­tri­bu­tion of the agri­cul­ture sec­tor in the GSDP has been 19 per­cent which shows a de­cline from 26 per­cent in 2004-05, 17 per­cent from sec­ondary sec­tor, 11 per­cent from con­struc­tion, 6 per­cent from trans­port and 30 per­cent from trade and ho­tels, etc. • Four out of 10 peo­ple own a mo­bile

phone. • The num­ber of reg­is­tered ve­hi­cles

have gone up by 3 lakhs. • The growth rate has jumped to 10.93

per­cent per an­num over 5 years.

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