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Number Theory: Bihar's poverty hurdle, explained in six charts

Nov 10, 2023 10:10 AM IST

What explains Bihar’s poverty? The answer to this question is not as simple as it sounds. Here are six charts which try to explain this

That Bihar is among the poorest states in the country is well known. Its per capita GSDP in 2022-23, the latest year for which this number is available, was 35,118 at constant prices. This is the lowest for states with a population of at least 10 million. What explains Bihar’s poverty? Can extending reservations, like the Bihar government has done with the bill introduced on Thursday, solve this problem? The answer to this question is not as simple as it sounds. Here are six charts which try to explain this.

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    Roshan Kishore is the Data and Political Economy Editor at Hindustan Times. His weekly column for HT Premium Terms of Trade appears every Friday.

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    Abhishek Jha is a data journalist. He analyses public data for finding news, with a focus on the environment, Indian politics and economy, and Covid-19.

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