8 Less Known Facts About Bihar’s Contribution To India
Bihar is often treated as the underdog state in India due to its poor governance, high crime rate, and bad corruption practices.
From being the epicenter of world education thousands of years ago to becoming the most reviled state in the country, Bihar has come a long way, not in the best way.
However, things have started to change for the better in the last decade. The state has seen huge growth in various sectors due to better economic and social reforms.
Here is a list of contributions made by Bihar to the nation’s economy and reputation:
1. Bihar’s high growth rate of 9.92% in 2014 contributed immensely to India’s high growth rate. In fact, it is one of the very few states where the state growth rate of the economy has been higher than the national growth rate.
2. Bihar has contributed immensely to the engineering and civil services sector – consistently ranking among the top 3 IAS churning out states. 1 in every 10 IAS officers in India is from Bihar.
3. 800 hectares of forest in Bihar is being converted into the largest grassland in the country to provide a wildlife-friendly environment for the nation’s tigers.
4. World’s longest free WiFi zone of 20 km was launched in Patna last year. Bihar’s incredible achievement has made sure India beat the likes of China and developed countries to be at the top of the infotech map.
5. Bihar’s agricultural sector has sparked a corn revolution in India. Farmers in Bihar have doubled the corn output in just five years by adopting hybrid seeds and good farm practices, which is not only contributing heavily to India’s exports but also setting examples for other states to replicate.
6. India, one of the world’s largest telecom markets is experiencing its stupendous growth due to a massive increase in subscribers list from Bihar. Teledensity in urban areas of Bihar stands at 196.24 which is higher than the national teledensity of 169.55.
7. Bihar accounts for 71% of the annual litchi produced in India
8. Bihar gave India and world, the Kamasutra – Vatsayana, a Hindu philosopher in the Gupta era from Bihar was the author of the world’s beloved love-making literature
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