ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Will It Actually Benefit Bihar?

Special Category Status

Even if Bihar is accorded Special Category State status, as its chief minister is demanding, it will not gain much because, by far, the larger proportion of transfers from the centre to the states is in the form of central and centrally-sponsored schemes. In any case, Bihar should be looking at other impediments to development and not an imagined resource constraint.



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