Additional Chief Secretary of Bihar Vivek Kumar Singh on Monday said that the report of caste-based census in Bihar has been released.
“The backward class in Bihar is 27.13%. The extremely backward class is 36.01%, the general category is 15.52%. The total population of Bihar is over 13 crores,” Singh added.
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wrote on Twitter: “Today, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the caste-based census data in Bihar has been released. Many congratulations to the entire team involved in the work of caste-based enumeration!”
Bihar CM noted that the proposal for caste-based enumeration was passed unanimously in the legislature. “With the consent of all nine parties of the Bihar Assembly, it was decided that the state government will conduct caste-based census from its own resources and its approval was given by the Council of Ministers on 02-06-2022. On this basis, the state government conducted caste-based census from its own resources.”
Nitish Kumar stated that the caste-based census not only revealed the castes but also provided information about the economic condition of everyone.
He emphasized that further action will be taken for the development and upliftment of all sections.
Nitish Kumar has shared that a meeting will be convened with the same nine political parties of the Bihar Assembly to discuss the results of the caste-based census in Bihar where they will be briefed about the findings.