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4th largest producer of vegetables in India

Bihar is one of the strongest agricultural states in India and about 80% of the state's population is engaged in the sector

Bihar enjoys a unique location-specific advantage because of its proximity to the vast markets of Eastern and Northern India and Nepal. The state is well connected to the rest of India and has 5,421 kms of national highways, with length of rail route in the state is 3,720 km. The state has an international airport in Bodh Gaya and a domestic airport in Patna. The Golden Quadrilateral Highway passes through the districts of Kaimur, Sasaram, Aurangabad, Gaya, and Patna, connecting the state to major metro cities in the country. The new business opportunities in Bihar are plenty as the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor passes through the state, providing access to ports in East India such as Kolkata and Haldia, to raw material sources, and mineral reserves in the neighbouring states.

Bihar currently has 68 industrial areas and mega industrial parks. The state has identified Food Processing, IT & Electronics, and Textiles & Leather as its high priority sectors. Food processing, dairy, sugar, manufacturing, and healthcare are some of the fast-growing industries in the state in the state to attract investment opportunities in Bihar. India's first electric locomotive manufacturing facility, opened as a JV between Alstom and the Indian Railways, launched its first electric locomotive engine in March 2018.

Fox Nut

Accounts for over 85% of the Fox nut production of the country

Tourist

In 2020, foreign tourist arrivals reached 308,080 and domestic tourists stood at 5.63 million

Husk Power

Husk Power Systems in Bihar is India's first enterprise to use rice husk to generate clean energy for rural electrification

Fruits and vegetable in Bihar

Food Processing and Dairy

Bihar is fundamentally an agrarian economy. Total vegetable production in the state was 16.9 mn tonnes in 2019-20, which was fourth highest amongst all the states.

The state government offers incentives to various food processing units such as fruits and vegetables, food grains, milk, meat and honey processing units.

Leather and textile in Bihar

Textile and Leather

The textile industry is a highly labour-intensive industry, and Bihar is home to about 100,000 weavers.

Tasar silk of Bhagalpur is an exclusive product of Bihar, which has the potential to fetch premium prices. Bihar produced around 60 tonnes silk during 2014-15. There are 14,000 power-looms in Bihar concentrated mainly in Bhagalpur, Gaya, and Banka districts. The state produced around 1420 thousand tonnes of jute in 2014-15.

IT & Electronics

IT & Electronics

IT, ITeS and ESDM Hub of the country.

The State has already embarked on the development of the IT ITeS and ESDM industry with the implementation of several citizen-centric governance initiatives, and planning to set up state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, such as IT City, IT Tower, and IT Park.

Bihar is also in the process of implementing key reforms and strategic initiatives that will help the State accelerate its envisaged development plan in the sector.

Tourism

Tourism

Bihar is a land of ancient universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila; the remnants of these two ancient universities, the antiques and artefacts attract tourists in huge numbers.

The state’s great competitive strength from the tourism point of view is its ancient and yet living civilisation that gave rise to two of the world's great religions - Buddhism and Jainism.

The State Government has established the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation with the prime objective of developing hotels, transport, railways, swimming pools, health tourism, etc. and running them on a commercial basis for the benefit of tourists.

11.3

Urbanisation Rate

Females/ 1000 Males
918

Female/Male Ratio

Male/Female Ratio

Demographics

Bihar is the 3rd most populated state in India, home to 9% of the country's total population.

Bihar with a total population of 104.1 mn, is India’s most densely populated state. It would rank 13th most populated in the world if it were to be an independent country. Over 58% of the population of Bihar is in the working age group of 15-59 years. 

Industrial Land Bank Portal

GIS - based map displaying available infrastructure for setting up business operations in the state.

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