- Bihar Economic Survey 2018-19 published by Finance Department , Govt of Bihar.
- Bihar’s economy in 2017-18 was 11.3 percent, the highest among all the states in India against the growth rate of the national economy at 7 percent.
- The GSDP of Bihar in 2017-18 was Rs. 4,87,628 crore at current prices and at constant (2011-
12) prices, Rs. 3,61,504 crore. The resulting Per Capita GSDP in 2017-18 are — Rs. 42,242 (current prices) and Rs. 31,316 (constant prices).
- Three most prosperous districts in Bihar are — Patna, Munger and Begusarai.
- Three most economically disadvantaged districts are — Madhepura, Supaul and Sheohar.
- In the budget estimates of 2018-19, the revenue surplus is projected to increase further to Rs
- The primary deficit of the state government came down from Rs 8289 crore in 2016-17 to
Rs 5251 crore in 2017-18. ( 3% of GSDP)
- 2017-18, the state’s own tax revenue Rs. 23,742 crore; non-tax revenues grew Rs. 3507 crore; share in
central taxes Rs. 65,083 crore and grants-in-aid reached to Rs. 25,720. The total revenue of the state government Rs. 1,17,447 crore in 2017-18, implying an increase of 70.4 percent over a period of 4 years.
- The total borrowings in 2017-18 was only Rs 13,169 crore.
- Bihar has an area of 93.6 lakh hectares, accounting for nearly 3 percent of the country’s total geographical area for Agriculture.