Bihar Caste Survey: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has today proposed to increase caste-based reservation in the state to 65 percent. He made this announcement after releasing the full report of Bihar government’s caste-based survey on the economic condition of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Extremely Backward Classes. With the Centre’s 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS), the proposed reservation will increase to 75 per cent.
Economic data of caste census presented in Bihar
The Bihar government’s second set of caste-based survey data has revealed worrying figures about people showing the extent of poverty prevalent in the state. The survey results revealed that 34 percent of families in Bihar have a monthly income of less than Rs 6,000 and 42 percent of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe families face financial difficulties. Furthermore, the data shows that more than 33 per cent of households from backward and extremely backward classes have been identified as living in poverty.
The data revealed that 29.61 per cent people survive on Rs 10,000 or less per month, while about 28 per cent earn between Rs 10,000 and Rs 50,000 and only less than four per cent earn more than Rs 50,000 per month. Are. Overall, about 64 percent of the population faces hardship as they are forced to survive on an income of Rs 10,000 or less.
Furthermore, the survey shows that less than 6 percent of Scheduled Caste people had completed their schooling. All of them were able to reach only class 11 and class 12. This percentage increases marginally to 9 percent when the entire state is considered. Detailed data and reports related to the economic condition of 215 different groups, including Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes and Extremely Backward Classes, were tabled in the Assembly this afternoon.