Bihar’s growth third in India during 11th Plan


Patna,(BiharTimes): With 21.9 per cent the nominal gross state domestic product (GSDP) growth rate of Bihar during the 11th Plan (between 2007 and 12) was only third to Sikkim and Goa.

According to a Planning Commission report on state finances, none of the major states which include Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh could cross 20 per cent GSDP growth rate in nominal terms.

Sikkim recorded highest GSDP growth rate of 31.6 per cent during the five year period followed by Goa at 22.9 per cent.

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).

The GSDP growth rate of Haryana was 19.5 per cent followed by Rajasthan at 18 per cent, Kerala at 16.9 per cent, Madhya Pradesh 16.8 per cent, Andhra Pradesh at 16.7 per cent and West Bengal at 16.4 per cent.

On the other hand during the 11th Plan, Narendra Modi’s Gujarat grew at 16 per cent followed by Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh at 15.3 per cent each.


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