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Pangariya NITI Aayog Vice Chairman says Rajasthan is no Longer BIMARU State.

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 24, 2015

‘BIMARU’ is a fictitious term to be used for Rajasthan but it has come out ahead of many other state in terms of development and is not longer considered as BIMARU, recently appointed vice chairman of NITI Aayog, and economist Arvind Panagariya has said.here are several states which lag behind Rajasthan in terms of development and in the years to come it will be ahead of even West Bengal in terms of its GDP,” Panagriya said at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival here. The acronym BIMARU comprises the first letters of four states- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. 

It was coined by demographer and economic analyst Ashish Bose in the mid-1980s as the word resembled the Hindi word “Bimar” which means sick. This was used to describe the poor economic conditions in the four backward states. Later Odisha was included in the list resulting in BIMAROU.In the session titled “Rajasthan: Out of Bimaru” Panagariya was in conversation with economist Bibek Debroy who joined as full time member of Niti Ayog earlier this week, author and columnist Malvika Singh and journalists Om Thanvi and Ashok Malik

“Manufacturing contributes ten per cent in GDP of Rajasthan and the state is now progressing in this sector,” Panagariya said. The new government of Rajasthan led by CM Vasundhara Raje took new initiatives and her government dared to initiate labour reforms which were only debated by earlier Government.
Src:- http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

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