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Bihar – 2011 Year in Review

Year 2011 will go down as a landmark year for Bihar. Having turned the wheels of development and progress in the last few years,   2011 saw consolidation of various initiatives and remarkable turnaround in the state. In 2010, Bihar emerged as a role model for electoral democracy when people unanimously voted for progress and prosperity, […]

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Global summit on Changing Bihar

Bihar will be hosting a Global summit on Changing Bihar to forge partnerships for Development. In order to contribute to debate and action in the State, the Institute for Human Development (IHD), Bihar Foundation and Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) are organizing a Global Summit for all those committed to the cause of development in […]

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Amartya Sen on Reviving Nalanda University

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen discusses the pan-Asian initiative to revive the ancient Nalanda University and the significance and relevance for Asia. You can also read the Q&A script here Nalanda University also launched its new website with details of University vision and plans for development.

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Bihar has higest growth rate in 2010-11

Bihar tremendous growth story continues this year and it’s not surprising that it has the highest growth rate in 2010-11. An annual growth rate of 14.15 per cent – the highest for any state in the country – bears testimony to the spectacular turnaround that has taken place in Bihar in recent years. This would […]

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Bihar Calling

Take take a look at what happens when the Bihar story actually sustains itself. New Bihar through the eyes of the few entrepreneurs who have returned to their homeland to be a part of this striking change. This report showcases few individuals who have decides to start unique ventures in Bihar to generate employment opportunities. […]

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Bihar Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) Conference

Bihar is witnessing a unprecedented surge in investment sentiments, private players have shown keen interest in tapping the great potential which Bihar has to offer. Biharis around the world have also been keenly observing the growing revival of Bihar and there long cherish dream to invest in Bihar. Most of the Non Resident Biharis are […]

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Empowering Bihar through renewable energy

For a State growing at around 10% per annum, Bihar’s power requirement is expected to be around 8000 mega watts in the in next 5 years. Bihar has a power generation capacity of 584MW compared with a demand of around 2500MW. The deficit is made up by accessing the central pool quota of 1,200MW, of […]

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Green Initiative

On the eve of world’s environment day, it’s heartening to see encouraging green initiatives in Bihar. Civil Servent SM Raju, has come up with a novel way of providing employment to millions of poor in the eastern state of Bihar. BBC reports “His campaign to encourage people to plant trees effectively addresses two burning issues […]

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Global recognition for Bihar’s Husk Power Project

In one of my earlier post I had mentioned about the classic example of grass root innovation by Manoj Sinha who was featured on NYT for his unique contribution of coming up with Husk power system for transforming rural power generation. Husk Power Systems won first place in 2008 in the University of Virginia business […]

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Bihar 2009 :Dawn of a new era

Over the year we have been inured by the despicable stereotyping of Bihar as the land of crime and despair. None can beat the most disparaging annotation of “BIMARU” by the ilk’s of Ashish bose to marginalize and vilify few states. Thanks to the negative hyper activism of our few friends in media, Bihar always […]

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