Bihar registers highest growth rate of 16.71 percent

Bihar recorded its highest growth rate of 16.71 percent during 2011-2012 thanks to a record in foodgrain production, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Tuesday.

"Bihar has recorded growth rate of 16.71 percent in last fiscal, the highest in the last five years," Modi, who also holds the finance portfolio, told media persons here.


Bihar produced 166.69 lakh tonnes of foodgrain during 2011-2012, compared to 103.47 lakh tonnes last year, Modi said, quoting latest figures which were made available in June.

Paddy production contributed the most. From 31.02 lakh tonnes in 2010-11, it jumped to 83.05 lakh tonnes in 2011-12, he said.

Modi said that the 2011-12 agriculture production marked a growth rate of 17.16 percent, which was considerably higher than in the previous years.

He said that there was misconception about Bihar's growth rate as it was believed that it was based only on construction and communication. "It has now been established that the increase of growth rate has been because of record production of foodgrain."

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Comment by deepakverma on August 10, 2012 at 12:46pm

buddy be positive kuch to growth  ho raha hai na  yahe kafi hai bahut jaldi sab sahi ho jaye ga man 

Comment by Ranjan kumar jha on August 10, 2012 at 12:33pm
yes hamara growth rate jayda hai per hum age nahi hai. hum yadi aise hi grow karte rahe tab hame 30 sal lagega national average tak pachoone me.so abhi hum log kaphi piche hai
Comment by deepakverma on August 10, 2012 at 11:27am

wow buddy this is really great news for us man this is awesome  Bihar growth rate 16.71 wow great ham Gujrat se bhe age hai 

Comment by Ranjan kumar jha on July 18, 2012 at 12:25pm
Bihar has surpassed other states to register the highest growth rate of 17.16% in agriculture in the financial year 2011-12. The state produced 166 lakh metric tonne (MT) of foodgrain, the highest in the country.

Never in the past, since Independence, had Bihar produced so much of foodgrain, said deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi. He said it could be possible because of better communication network in rural areas and the government's emphasis on agriculture with an agriculture road map besides setting up an agriculture cabinet in the state.

Modi said the state is to invest Rs 1.50 lakh crore in agriculture sector alone during the next five years.

He said the rice production in the state increased 2.5 times in 2011-12 compared to the previous financial year. Whereas 31.02 lakh MT rice was produced in 2010-11, the production went up to 83.05 lakh MT in 2011-12. While 103.17 lakh MT foodgrain was produced in 2010-11, the figure went up to 166.69 MT in 2011-12, much ahead of many developed states of the country.

Again, as per the latest data, the state's overall growth rate has also increased to register 16.71% in 2011-12, Modi said, adding that the overall growth rate varies at times. It is calculated in different stages. First, the growth rate is projected before the commencement of a financial year. It is calculated again in February, which is called advance stage. Again, after June, a 'quick' estimate is made and after one-and-a-half-year, the final calculation is made, he explained.

The average growth rate of development in the state between 1980-81 and 1990-91 was 4.9% and there was zero growth rate between 1991-92 and 1995-96, he said, adding that the state registered 3.8% growth rate between 1994-95 and 2001-02. Now the situation is quite different, Modi said. The average total growth rate during the last five years stood at 11% and the government has a target to achieve an average growth rate of 13% in the next five years, he added.

Despite such an encouraging figure, Bihar still lags behind other states in per capita income which was Rs 15,417 in 2011-12. It is expected that with such a growth in agriculture sector, the financial condition of rural people would improve and the per capita income would also increase, Modi hoped.

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