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Glimpses of Bihar's success story

Last updated on: February 1, 2012 08:14 IST

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From being an economically backward state, Bihar has come a long way to be one of the fastest growing states.

Between 1999 and 2008, Bihar's GDP grew by 5.1 per cent a year, which was below the Indian average of 7.3 per cent.

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Image: A man cycles past residential apartments in Patna.
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Bihar's state GDP recorded a growth of 18 per cent between 2006-2007, and stood at Rs 94,251 crore (Rs 942.51 billion).

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Between a 5 year period of 2004-2009, Bihar's GDP grew at a stunning rate of 11.03 per cent.

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In actual terms, Bihar state GDP was ranked 2nd out of 28 states, second only to Gujarat.

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Bihar has emerged as brewery hub with major domestic and foreign firms setting up production units in the state.

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Three major firms - United Breweries Group, Danish Brewery Company Carlsberg Group and Cobra Beer - are in the process of setting up new units in Patna and Muzaffarpur in 2012.

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Bihar had the highest manufacturing growth in 2010-11. Manufacturing growth in Bihar stood at 15 per cent in 2010-11 against 15.2 per cent a year ago and 21.9 per cent in 2008-09.

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Bihar is the 12th largest state in terms of geographical size and the third largest state by population.

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Many business leaders feel Bihar now has good opportunity to sustain its growth.

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The big ticket investments in the state will come from Godrej Industries, Britannia, Ruchi Soya, Jaiprakash Associates to name a few.

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Between 2003 and 2008, the inflow of foreign tourists saw a near-six fold rise from 61,000 to 346,000.

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In terms of income, Patna, Munger and Begusarai in Bihar were the three best districts out of a total of 38 districts in the state.


Image: A labourer works at a brick factory at Hajipur industrial park on the outskirts of Patna.
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