Narendra Modi's Gujarat beaten by Bihar economy, which clocks 11.95% annual growth
The average number of patients visiting government hospitals per month has increased to 9,317 in 2011 from 3,077 in 2007. The bed occupancy rates have also risen from 226 per cent in 2009-10 to 77.1 per cent in 2011-12, he added.
In the field of education, the dropout rates at primary level decreased to 39.3 per cent in 2010-11 from 46.1 per cent in 2006-07. At the upper primary stage, it decreased to 55.1 per cent in 2010-11 from 61.8 per cent in 2006-07, he said adding the SC and ST dropout rates also decreased steadily.
The state government had an outstanding debt of Rs 4,475 crore in 2007-08 equalling 39 per cent of its GSDP. By 2011-12, the debt-GSDP metric had declined substantially to 24 per cent, the Bihar Finance minister said.
He said there has been some regional disparities among districts of the state in terms of development.
While Patna, Saran and Nalanda are relatively prosperous, Khagaria, Sheohar and Lakhisarai are relatively backward, he said quoting from Economic survey.