Politics

Adding insult to injury

Print edition : September 18, 2015

Women threshing harvested paddy crop at Belaganj near Gaya. Biharm which is almost 3.5 times larger than Punjab, has less irrigated land than the latter. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Those living below the poverty line find a new livelihood during the monsoon months: collecting snails and selling them in Patna. Bihar is the only State where the incidence of poverty is uniformly high in all the sub-regions. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

The persistent economic strangulation of Bihar by way of low investments and denial of its rightful share of Central funds right from the First Five-Year Plan has kept the State backward. Narendra Modi’s much-touted development package is all hype.
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