Despite five decades of planned economic development, MP continues to be in the BIMARU
The PM in his tweet last night had said that the condition of BIMARU
states was changing and Bihar is in better situation than others.
Rajasthan was regarded as one of the BIMARU
(chronically sick) states of India along with Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Orissa.
The term BIMARU
was coined by demographer and economic analyst Ashish Bose in the mid- 1980s and was used to describe the bad state of economy in the said backward states.
For many years, a few states in central India were classified as BIMARU
states, a very quaint word but captured the fact that included Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, but the happy development is that states like Bihar, Orissa, Assam, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and to some extent, Uttar Pradesh have demonstrated higher growth rates in the 11th plan period than ever before," said Chidambaram.
Using secondary data on 395 districts of India to operationalise multidimensional concepts of chronic poverty, Mehta, Panigrahi and Sivramkrishna, identified 55 districts from BIMARU
states (Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh) as poorest of poor districts.
The situation is worst in the BIMARU
states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and UP.
The 85- year- old leader said that while Modi transformed a healthy state into an excellent one, Chouhan successfully turned around Madhya Pradesh, once called a BIMARU
state, into a developed state.
ANOTHER one of the BIMARU
states -- Madhya Pradesh -- has become the fastest growing state in the country by dislodging Bihar.
Chouhan said, " Modi will say whatever he has to on Gujarat but as far as Madhya Pradesh is concerned, I can say that the BJP government has transformed it from a 1- 2 per cent growth rate BIMARU
state to one with a growth rate of 10- 11 per cent.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan showcased the spectacular transformation of his state from a BIMARU
state to one of India's fastest growing economies.
It has been a long journey for the man who coined the acronym BIMARU
-- a collective name for India's four ' demographically sick' states -- and gave new meaning to population studies.