A team of 15th Finance commission team has returned back from Bihar after a tour of 5 days. The finance committee also made it clear that they are not entitled to give special status to Bihar. They have no such rights to facilitate the state with ‘Special Status’.
Following the report, political parties have started blaming the Nitish Kumar government for the failure.
UNDP report had punctured the development model of Nitish Kumar.
The report shows that in 2015/16 Bihar is still the poorest state in the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). As per the report, 19.3% of the total population of Bihar is still poor and Jharkhand is on the second number with 10.5% of the total population living in poverty.
Economists state the poor performance of the Nitish Kumar government in the implementation and monitoring of social welfare schemes in the state.
Opposition without missing the opportunity lashed out against the ruling coalition duo of JDU-BJP. Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said “CM Kumar is busy shining his face, not concerned about the plight of poor people. The government is busy in corruption and loot.”
But on the contrary, India has made a giant leap in striking down the Multidimensional Poverty, bringing down the poverty rates from 55% to 28% in the last ten years.
The report, however, stated that India has still the largest number of people living in multidimensional poverty in the world.