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Economic growth: Bihar beats Maharashtra, Gujarat!

Last updated on: November 29, 2012 10:32 IST

Economic growth: Bihar beats Maharashtra, Gujarat!

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Bihar has been the top performer among the major states in terms of economic growth during the 11th Five Year Plan which ended on March 31, 2012.

The report reveals that the nominal gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of Bihar was 21.9 per cent during the 11th Plan spread over 2007 to 12.

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Image: A man cycles past residential apartments in Patna.
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According to a Planning Commission report on state finances, only Sikkim and Goa, which are much smaller in size than Bihar, have performed better than the state.

Among all the states and union territories, Sikkim recorded highest GSDP growth rate of 31.6 per cent during the five year period followed by Goa at 22.9 per cent.

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Image: Kangchengyao mountain range in Northern Sikkim, east of Thanggu.
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None of the major states which include Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh could over 20 per cent GSDP growth rate in nominal terms.

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Haryana

GSDP growth rate: 19.5%

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Rajasthan

GSDP growth rate: 18%

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Kerala

GSDP growth rate: 16.9%

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Madhya Pradesh

GSDP growth rate: 16.8%

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Andhra Pradesh

GSDP growth rate: 16.7%

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West Bengal

GSDP growth rate:  16.4%

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Gujarat

GSDP growth rate: 16%

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Image: Labourers work at the construction site of a flyover on the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
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Maharashtra

GSDP growth rate:  15.3%

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Uttar Pradesh

GSDP growth rate:  15.3%

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The worst performers include Jharkhand which recorded GSDP growth rate of 9.2 per cent  followed by the Puducherry, Nagaland and Manipur (all below 11 per cent).



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