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Asked 7th Mar, 2019
  • Piramal Foundation

Why is the highly productive Bihar, the least developed state in India?

Based on the MDI scores, Bihar is on the list of top 3 least developed states of India. Do you think the energy poverty in Bihar is the main reason behind it?
Despite having blessed with highly fertile and productive land, good water resources and hard working people why is that Bihar still suffers from lack of development which is quite evident from the number of people migrating from Bihar to other states in search of job and better opportunities.

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22nd Mar, 2022
Gulshan Kumar
National Institute of Technology Patna
These are the factors:-
1. casteism
2. worse politician
3. corruption (specially in police and construction)
4. biased approach of central govt. (Doveloped state continuosly developed and others are in bin)
5. Situation of govt school/college

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8th Mar, 2019
Eberhard Weber
University of the South Pacific
I think that it is the result of bad governance and the impact of exploitation of people through a powerful small elite.
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8th Mar, 2019
Ahmed Sagban
University of Basrah
7 to 10 years
8th Mar, 2019
Omar Ali Al-Khashman
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Valuable contribution....
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8th Mar, 2019
Ankit Pandey
Piramal Foundation
Bad governance and drought I can understand but population exploitation I don't think so.
I feel lack of road and electricity infra are much stronger proponents of this question. But these infra have improved drastically in 5-7 years recently.
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8th Mar, 2019
Ankit Pandey
Piramal Foundation
Apart from governance, I feel energy is most important for social and economic developed for any region. In case of Bihar, it has been the most influential factor.
You can check the Bihar's energy status report here: http://ceedindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/energy-status-report-bihar.pdf
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10th Mar, 2019
Omar Ali Al-Khashman
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Valuable contribution
16th Mar, 2019
Emmanuel V Murray
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Bihar needs to attract entrepreneurs from rest of India to develop. The public image of Bihar as a business friendly state is low, though this may be an impression but not a reality.
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18th Mar, 2019
Chandan Kumar Panda
Bihar Agriculture University,Sabour,Bhagalpur
Due to drought & flood, the Bihar agricultural productivity is in inconsistent, although soil is enough fertile. Again, farming is subsistence as more than 90% farmers are small & marginal.
Industry is minimum in Bihar.
So, economically state is laggard.
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2nd Apr, 2019
Kartikeya Choudhary
Shoolini University
This was due to the governance and low literacy rate
2nd Apr, 2019
Omar Ali Al-Khashman
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University
Interesting....
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21st Jul, 2020
Madhukar Baburao Deshmukh
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Bihar has highly fertile and productive land, better water resources and hard working people .However. they have to use modern Technology for food production like Punjab, Maharashtra , Karnataka & Gujarat .They should use lab to land transfer technology. Use of pest resistant crops and eugenically modified grains where ever essential.
23rd Jul, 2020
Ashish Thakur
Mekelle University
Dear Ankit,
In short, the foregoing discussion can suggest that there are several underlying factors such as social, political, economic, institutional and historical that have interacted and interplayed together and influenced the growth process and slow pace of Bihar. The economic growth is a dynamic process that depends on resource endowment, social structure, institutional arrangements, economic policies, and environment and technological and human resource development. This is must be advised that reason a holistic analysis that focuses not only on individual choices but also on social structure, caste(this is one of the major culprit play in lacking the pace of Bihar), class, institutions and historical factors is necessary to understand the sources of economic growth and the complex interplay of multiple culprit factors for less economic growth behind the Bihar development.
Ashish
23rd Jul, 2020
Ashish Thakur
Mekelle University
Dear Ankit,
In short, the foregoing discussion can suggest that there are several underlying factors such as social, political, economic, institutional and historical that have interacted and interplayed together and influenced the growth process and slow pace of Bihar. The economic growth is a dynamic process that depends on resource endowment, social structure, institutional arrangements, economic policies, and environment and technological and human resource development. This is must be advised that reason a holistic analysis that focuses not only on individual choices but also on social structure, caste(this is one of the major culprit play in lacking the pace of Bihar), class, institutions and historical factors is necessary to understand the sources of economic growth and the complex interplay of multiple culprit factors for less economic growth behind the Bihar development.
Ashish
23rd Jul, 2020
Dr Arun kumar Sharma
Genuine Research Services India
Informative contribution
22nd Mar, 2022
Gulshan Kumar
National Institute of Technology Patna
These are the factors:-
1. casteism
2. worse politician
3. corruption (specially in police and construction)
4. biased approach of central govt. (Doveloped state continuosly developed and others are in bin)
5. Situation of govt school/college

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