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Social and Economic Change in Bihar Emergency policy Framework Institute for Human Development This document presents a summary of the initial findings from a research programme on inclusive growth in Bihar, carried out by the Institute for Human Devel

BY: Manoj Kumar
Original Source / Author: Institute for Human Developmet, New Delhi 21 Jun, 2017
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Social and Economic Change in Bihar Emergency policy Framework Institute for Human Development

This document presents a summary of the initial findings from a research programme on inclusive growth in Bihar, carried out by the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi in 2012. According to the study in the last 30 years there has been substantial change in the class pattern.  Over the last five to six years ( Since -2005-07) the image of the state has changed for the better. There has been a turnaround in the growth rate and significant improvement in law and order.  The improvement in economic growth of the state can primarily be attributed to the considerable rise in the growth rates of sectors such as transport and communication, trade and construction. Now Agriculture contributes only to about a fifth of the total GSDP, while it employs more than 62 per cent of the total workers

The study shows that the distinction between ‘poor’ and most of the ‘non-poor’ is artificial and there are enormous errors of both exclusion and inclusion where the determinants of poverty are concerned. Thus, given the widespread poverty in rural Bihar, programmes like the pension scheme and PDS need to be universalized. 

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