More evidence has come out that Bihar under Nitish kumar has been making consistent progress. Some of the facts below indicate the tremendous economic growth that the state has shown progress in last 5 years.
|Per Capita Income||Rs. 8,528 (2004-05)||Rs. 17.590(2009-10)|
|Average GDP Growth||3.5% between 1990-2000 and 2004-05||10.96% (2009-10)|
|Number of Vehicles||80,000 (2005-06)||3.1 lakh (2009-10)|
|Number of Telephones||0.42 Crore (2005-06)||4.15 Crore (2009-10)|
In fact, the economy during FY 2008-09 grew at an impressive 11.44%. Further dependence on agriculture sector is coming down and secondary and tertiary sector have expanded with 81 per cent growth.
In June 2009, the World Bank reported that Patna was the second best city in India to start a business after Delhi. The growth seems to be across different sectors of economy, for example, construction sector has grown by 11%, transport by 6%, trade and hotel by 30% during last five years.
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