Bihar is one of the fastest growing agriculture states located in the eastern part of India. The percentage of population employed in agricultural production in Bihar is around 80 percent, which is much higher than the national average. The state is surrounded by Nepal in the north, West Bengal in the east, Uttar Pradesh in the west & Jharkhand in the south. Also known as the ‘Land of Buddha’, the state enjoys a unique location specific advantage because of its proximity to the vast markets of eastern and northern India, access to ports such as Kolkata and Haldia and to raw material sources and mineral reserves from the neighbouring states. The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Bihar grew at a CAGR of 11.08 per cent between 2011-12 and 2019-20. The per capita GSDP of Bihar increased at a CAGR of 15.04 per cent, between 2011-12 and 2019-20. Total FDI for Bihar & Jharkhand, between April 2000 and June 2019, stood at US$ 113 million. In 2019-20 (As of Oct 19), seven investments were filed in the state and the amount of investments proposed was Rs 663 crore (US$ 94.86 million).

Capital: Patna
Geographical Area (sq km): 94, 163
Literacy rate: 61.8 Per cent
State Language: Hindu, English, Urdu and Bhojpuri

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