PUCL Bulletin, July 2003

Five reasons to envy Bihar

Shri Laloo Prasad Yadav is a unique politician. His rustic idiom, his informal vocabulary are his trademark. Ironically these have two diametrically opposite out comes. He rules the hearts of the apolitical common Biharis on the one hand and earns the wrath of the English speaking sophisticated people of the country and the English media. He is so much identified with Bihar that the second category runs down Bihar and the Biharis also along with Laloo Prasad Yadav.

Kanhaiah Bhelari in The Week of June 1, 2003 has mentioned 5 areas in which Bihar should be envied.

These are:

  1. A major chunk of students who qualified for the IAS in the last 10 years was from Bihar.

  2. The Patna model of property taxation had earned kudos from the UN and is being copied by many countries
  3. The cooperative movement is making big strides in the state, especially in the dairy sector.

  4. Bihar is self depended in grain production and sells rice to 13 other states of the country. Begusarai is number one maize producer in the country.

  5. Bihar is ahead of many states in per-capita deposits, getting Rs.7 thousand crores annually.


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