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Growth rate of Bihar 11.3 per cent in 2017-18; highest in the country: Sushil Modi

Growth rate of Bihar 11.3 per cent in 2017-18; highest in the country: Sushil Modi

Patna, Feb 11 (UNI) Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said the growth rate of Bihar in 2017-18 fiscal was registered at 11.3 per cent, the highest in the country. Mr Modi, after presenting Economic Survey of Bihar for financial year 2017-18 in Assembly, told media persons that the state recorded significant jump in its growth rate, rising from 9.9 per cent in the preceding year.

The deputy chief minister, also the finance minister of the state, said the country`s growth rate had been about 7 per cent during 2017-18 and the preceding year while Bihar`s GSDP was Rs 4,87,628 crore at current prices and Rs 3,61,504 crore at constant prices (2011-12) during the fiscal 2017-18. The resulting per capita GSDP in the same period remained Rs 42,242 (current prices) and Rs 31.316 (constant prices), he added.

Mr Modi said Bihar is generating revenue surplus for than a decade as it has grown from Rs 6441 crore during 2013-14 to Rs 14,823 crore during 2017-18, its highest level so far. The primary deficit of the state government came down from Rs 8289 crore during 2016-17 to Rs 5251 crore during 2017-18 as it also resulted in bringing down gross fiscal deficit from Rs 16,480 crore during 2016-17 to Rs 14,305 crore in 2017-18, which was 2.9 percent of GSDP in 2017-18, he added. MORE UNI DH KK

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Couple detained in murder of a widow

20 Aug 2019 | 9:50 PM

Kendrapara, Aug 20 (UNI) Police today detained a couple in connection with the
murder of a 40-year old widow at Blabalarampur under Sadar Police station in
this district last Saturday.

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Mamata Didi should not be angry if people want BJP in West Bengal: Athawale

20 Aug 2019 | 9:47 PM

Kolkata, Aug 20 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should not be
uncomfortable about the changing political landscape of the state, Union Minister
Ramdas Athawale said here on Tuesday.

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Arunachal Agriculture Min stresses on ‘post-harvest’ handling

20 Aug 2019 | 9:43 PM

Itanagar, Aug 20 (UNI) Emphasising on post-harvest processing technologies for crops,
Arunachal Pradesh Agriculture Minister Tage Taki on Tuesday said that through this
process the shelf life of the agricultural produce can be increased and farmers will be
benefited.

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Let there be competition on work, not on fighting and quarrelling: Mamata

20 Aug 2019 | 9:35 PM

Digha, Aug 20 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said
let there be competition on work, not on fighting and quarrelling.

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Sikkim chief minister extends warm greeting on 28th Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas

Sikkim chief minister extends warm greeting on 28th Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas

20 Aug 2019 | 9:26 PM

Gangtok, Aug 20 (UNI) Sikkim Chief Minister PS Goley today extended greetings
to people across the world on the occasion of Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas.

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