Bihar recorded a growth of 10.5 per cent in 2019-20, more than double the growth rate of the Indian economy that stood at 4.2 per cent, according to the Bihar Economic Survey 2020-21.
All 149 government-owned Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Bihar will be upgraded as Centres of Excellence in partnership with Tata Technologies, a subsidiary of Tata Motors.
Seventeen new ministers were inducted in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet on Tuesday taking the total number to 31. BJP, which is the largest party among the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the state, got nine berths, while Janata Dal (United) got eight.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government has decided to boost expenditure, especially on healthcare, infrastructure and rural development in order to re-energise the Covid-hit economy. Outlay for healthcare and well-being has been increased by a whopping 137 per cent to Rs.2.24 lakh crore.
Online schooling took off in a big way during the Covid-19 pandemic. The percentage of enrolled children from government and private schools owning a smartphone increased from 36.5 per cent in 2018 to 61.8 per cent in 2020 in rural India, as per ASER 2020 report.
BiharConnect – Empowering Development
BiharConnect is a non-partisan and not-for-profit initiative taken by people from Bihar having professional experience and an expertise in their respective fields with an aim to make it a progressive, inclusive and developed state. The non-profit organisation drives agendas for development by aggregating ideas and enabling policy interventions and mass sensitisation. BiharConnect unites at the grassroots level, people and organisations from diverse backgrounds to engage with stakeholders through exchanges of ideas, outreach study, research, impact-assessment, publications and conferences. The organisation also aims at creating a robust economic ecosystem in major thrust areas through entrepreneurship and investment, ushering a positive trend in the state.
To make Bihar one of the most progressive, inclusive and developed states in India.
To catalyse the development of Bihar by engaging business, political, bureaucrat, academic, professionals, thinkers and other leaders of society to shape the socio-economic agendas.
What We Do
- We create a platform for exchange of ideas by engaging policy makers, academics, professionals, politicians, think-tanks, practitioners and students.
- We publish in-depth reports based on our grassroots level interventions and research.
- The ideas exchanged at our platforms form the basis for our interventions and reports. Our initiatives ensure greater public participation and policy action.
- We create a repository of ideas, data and sectoral research to catalyse growth and development of Bihar.
- We engage with entrepreneurs and professionals through research and assessments.
- We promote entrepreneurship and investment in key thrust areas impacting positive socio-economic changes in the state.
- We stand for development of Bihar and are committed for make it happen.
Bihar Development Dialogue
Bihar Development Dialogue brings together people from diverse sector that share the common purpose of empowering development of Bihar. It offers a platform to industry leaders, policymakers, bureaucrats, experts, academia, researchers and practitioners to have informed debate and public discussion on the issues related to social and economic development of the state. Leaders and policymakers share innovative ideas and best practices while domain experts, academia and researchers come up with innovative solutions and perspectives. The objective of this dialogue is to aggregate opinion, best practices and build a collaborative platform to achieve scalable social and economic impact.
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News & Analysis
BiharConnect’s news and analysis are sharply focused on socio-economic development of Bihar. Our team of writers includes experienced journalists with proven track records. We engage with domain experts and other stakeholders for in-depth analysis and commentary.
Dr Praveen K Singh
After having spent around two decades in active journalism, Dr Praveen K Singh is well-recognised as an expert on editorial strategy, media management and social outreach initiatives. As the founder of Rural Connect, a publication aimed at enlightening and edifying urban readers about the grassroots realities, he achieved several journalistic feats. He has held senior editorial positions across domains with country’s leading news brands including The Indian Express, The Times of India, India Today and Zee News. View Detailed Profile…
CEO & Editor
Gyanendra Keshri is Chief Executive Officer & Editor of Bihar Connect. He has over 15 years of experience in journalism having worked for diverse media streams in India and abroad. Gyanendra began his journalistic career in 2005 as a correspondent with Asian News International (ANI) and held senior editorial positions with news agency Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). He also worked as a senior correspondent with Qatar Tribune newspaper based in Doha. As a journalist he has travelled and reported from different challenging locations, including the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa and Europe. View Detailed Profile…
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