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Nitish Kumar: What Centre mentioned on ally Nitish Kumar’s long-pending demand for ‘particular class standing’ to Bihar | India Information

NEW DELHI: Nitish Kumar, who has been in search of particular standing class for Bihar since lengthy, nonetheless has no assurance from the Centre regardless of his get together, the Janata Dal (United), now being part of the ruling BJP-led alliance.
The Centre has as soon as once more indicated in Parliament that it’s not contemplating particular class standing for Bihar, even because it admitted that the state has been ranked as worst-performing within the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Growth Targets (SDG) India Index Report 2020-21.
In his reply to a query by JD(U) chief Rajiv Ranjan (Lalan) Singh on particular class standing for Bihar, Union minister Rao Inderjeet Singh cited the Fourteenth Finance Fee suggestions to counsel that the tag of particular class state wouldn’t make a lot of a distinction.
“The Fourteenth Finance Fee, in its suggestions, has not made any distinction between Basic Class States and Particular Class States within the horizontal distribution of shareable taxes among the many States. After acceptance of the Fourteenth Finance Fee suggestions, the State’s share in divisible pool of central taxes has elevated from 32 per cent because it was earlier to 42 per cent for the interval 2015-20. This gives for extra fiscal area to the states for implementation of tasks,” the minister mentioned in his written reply.
The minister additionally admitted that Bihar had been ranked lowest on the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Growth Targets (SDG) India Index Report 2020-21, with a composite rating of 52 out of 100.
Whereas that is an enchancment of two factors from the earlier yr rating of fifty, the state continues to be on the final place on the checklist.
The Index has been constructed utilizing 115 indicators throughout 16 sustainable growth targets.
The classes by which Bihar’s efficiency have been the bottom embody poverty, starvation, gender equality, business, innovation and infrastructure, discount of inequalities and local weather motion.
In his reply, the minister cited the explanations for Bihar’s poor efficiency as follows:
* A excessive proportion (33.74 per cent) of the inhabitants lives under the poverty line, and as excessive as 52.5 per cent suffers from multidimensional poverty
* Solely 12.3 per cent of households have any standard member lined by a medical health insurance
* As excessive as 42 per cent of youngsters beneath 5 years of age are stunted, which is the best within the nation
* It has the bottom literacy (64.7 per cent) within the age group of 15 years and above
* The state has the best Pupil Instructor Ratio (PTR) at secondary degree (class 9-10) at 58, whereas the India common is at 21
* It has the bottom Gross Worth Added (fixed costs) in agriculture per employee (in Lakhs/employee) at 0.29
* The state additionally has the bottom cellular tele-density (50.65 per 100 folks) and lowest variety of web subscribers (30.99 per 100 folks).
The 5 greatest performing states on the Niti Aayog SDG checklist are Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Goa in that order.
The underside 5 states on the checklist consists of: Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan.
‘Opposition RJD takes a dig at double-engine claims’
Whereas campainging for meeting elections in numerous states, the BJP has usually harped on the benefits of a “double engine authorities”.
PM Modi, in certainly one of his election rallies forward of the meeting elections in Bihar, had requested the voters of the state to selected double engine authorities over the jungle raj of “double yuvraj” referring to opposition alliance of RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, who’s the son of Lalu Prasad, and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
Citing the Niti Aayog rankings, the opposition RJD has mocked Nitish Kumar and has requested him why the double engine authorities has didn’t energy the state on development trajectory.
When the rankings have been declared in June, RJD president Lalu Prasad had taken a dig at Nitish Kumar and mentioned that Bihar had topped from the underside.
“On account of Nitish-BJP’s 16 years of relentless efforts and damaging politics Bihar ranks prime from the underside,” Lalu had then tweeted.
His son and opposition chief Tejashwi Yadav has additionally attacked the Bihar authorities in meeting over the state’s dismal development numbers within the Niti Aayog rankings.

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