Data | How Bihar fares in various socio-economic indicators compared to other States

Over 10% government schools in the State did not have a separate toilet for girls

October 01, 2020 07:13 pm | Updated October 09, 2020 04:52 pm IST

File photo: AP

File photo: AP

Among all the States, Bihar, which goes to polls on October 28 , ranks the lowest on Human Development Index. The Index measures a State's performance along three dimensions: living a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and educated, and having a decent standard of living. Whether it is in the share of schools with girls' toilets or population served by a government doctor, Bihar holds the poorest record by a wide margin.

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How to read the graphs

Each circle corresponds to a State. Bihar is highlighted in red. The number of States performing better and worse than Bihar are mentioned. The total number of States/UTs considered for an indicator may vary based on data availability.

Human development index


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Health indicators

Life expectancy at birth


People served by a government doctor


Infant mortality rate


Maternal mortality ratio


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Economic indicators

Poverty rate


Per Capita Net State Domestic Product


Education indicators

Gross enrolment ratio in higher education


Govt. schools with girl's toilet


Source: RBI, SRS, National Health Mission, Dept. of Higher education, NITI Aayog, ^Global Data Lab, *Tendulkar methodology

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