The Bharat East report (abridged) provides a comprehensive analysis of the Eastern states of India through the analysis of publicly available secondary data to generate targeted and actionable insights for the Aspirational District ecosystem.
The Bharat East report explores the performance of the eastern states (Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal), across various indicators and themes, using data points from the NFHS-IV, NFHS-V and Mission Antyodaya resources to name a few. Consisting of 22% of the country’s population, the East region alone accounts for 47 of the 117 Aspirational Districts (ADs) identified by NITI Aayog and cumulatively accounts for over 40% of all ADs in India. This, combined with the relatively low ranking of the states across development indicators, presents many potential areas for the three I’s: Investment, Intervention and Implementation.
Overall, certain trends emerge in this zone, with certain states being consistent laggards, across funding, performance in development indicators and even in intra-state performance between ADs and other districts. The states of the East zone jointly received 6% of India’s total CSR funds between 2014 and 2021. Odisha receives 75% of the East zone’s (and 32% of India’s) share of the District Mineral Fund (DMF).
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