Patna, Nov 7: Bihar government tabled the caste survey report carrying details of the socio-economic survey in the state legislature on Tuesday.
The report was tabled by the parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, in both the houses.
As per the report, more than one-third of the population of Bihar is poor, and the monthly income of 34.13 percent of families was only Rs 6,000.
The report reveals that only 29.61 per cent of the families monthly income was between Rs 6,000 and Rs 10,000. The report says that more than 63 per cent of the families have a monthly income of only Rs 10,000 in the state.
Similarly, 18.06 per cent of families have a monthly income between Rs 10000 and Rs 20000, whereas 9.83 per cent of families are in the income bracket of Rs 20,000 to Rs 50,000 monthly.
Families earning more than Rs 50,000 per month have been found to be only 3.90 pc in Bihar.
The survey states that 4.47 per cent of families in the state did not reveal their monthly income during the survey.
According to the report, maximum poverty has been found in scheduled caste and scheduled tribe as 42.93% scheduled caste families and 42.7 0% schedule tribe families were found to be economically weaker.
Similarly, 33.58 percent families of extremely backward class, 33.16 percent of backward class and 25.09 percent families of general class are poor.
According to the survey report, Yadav caste among the backward class and Bhumihar caste among the general category are the poorest.
Among the Yadav 35.87 percent families and among the Bhumihars, 27.58 percent families are poor.
Apart from Yadavas, with 34.32 percent Kushwaha (Koeri) families have the highest poverty rate among backwards. Besides Bhumihar in the general category 25.32 percent families among Brahmins are poor. Similarly, 24.89 percent families in Rajput are poor. Kayastha caste is the richest among the general category in Bihar in which only 13.83 percent families are poor.
According to the report, musahars with 54% poverty rate are the most poor among scheduled caste.
The report revealing educational scenarios states that only 7% of the population were graduate in Bihar.
According to it, 22.67 population were educated from class 1 to 5, 14.33 percent from 6-8, 14.71 percent from class 9 to 10.
The report said that maximum 16.73 percent were labourers and 7.7 percent were farmers. According to it, 1.57 percent people were in government jobs, 1.22 per cent were in organised private sectors, 2.14 percent in unorganised private sector, 3.05 percent self employed, 67.54 percent homemakers and students.
The report revealed that 0.02 percent people were arab pickers and 0.03 percent were beggers.
According to the survey report, 3.19 percent people of general category were in the government job. In this category 6.68% of Kaystha caste were in government jobs followed by Bhumihars with 4.99%, Rajput with 3.81% and Brahman with 3.60%.
Among the backwards, Bhatt caste with 4.21% were maximum in the government job followed by Kurmi with 3.1%, Kushwaha with 2.04% and Yadav were 1.5%.
According to the report 36.76% families have pucca houses with two or more rooms . Families with pucca house of one room were 22.37% whereas 26.54% families have thatched or tinned roof house.
Apart from this 14.9% families lived in huts and 0.24% families do not have house to live. (UNI)