Economic profile of Bihar

June 29, 2010Biharby EconomyWatch

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POPULATION (2001 census) 829988509
MALES 43243795
FEMALES 39754714
SEX RATIO (females/1000 males) 921
DENSITY OF POPULATION (Persons/ Square Km) 880
URBAN POPULATION % 10.47
LITERACY RATE (census 2001) in % 47
MALE LITERACY in % 59.7
MALE LITERATE in numbers 20644376
FEMALE LITERACY in % 33.1
FEMALE LITERATE in numbers 10465201
BIRTH RATE (PER 1000) (2002)P 30.9
DEATH RATE (PER 1000) 7.9
NSDP at current prices (2002-2003)* Rs Crores 51345 Rs Crores *(2002-2003)
PER CAPITA NSDP (2002-03) at current prices Rs 6015 Rs *(2002-2003)

 

(2002)P: Provisional
*(2002-03): Advanced Estimates
*(2001-02): Quick Estimate
*(2000-01): Provisional Estimate
NSDP: Net State Domestic product
Source: Directorate of Economics & Statistics of respective State Governments (As on March 26, 2004), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India

 

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

Bihar is mainly agricultural products producing state. The main large and small scale agro based industries are :

  • Rice Mills : Rice mills in Bauxer karbisganch in Purnia District, Araria etc.

  • Sugar Mills : Sugar mills located at Banmankhi in Purnia District, Bauxer, Madora in Saran District, Samastipur and Bihata in Patna District.

  • Edible Oil Mills : Edible oils from oil seeds are located at Araria, Banmankhi in Purnia District, Bauxer, Lakhisarai at Munger district.

  • POWER

  • OIL REFINERY

  • TEXTILES

  • ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES

  • TOBACCO

  • INFORMATION TECHNOLY