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Which district in Bihar is poorest according to per capita income criteria?
1. Begusarai
2. Munger
3. Bhagalpur
4. Sheohar
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Sheohar

The correct answer is Sheohar.

  • Different Districts of Bihar and their Per Capita Income:
District Per Capita Income
Begusarai 45540
Munger 21019
Bhagalpur 15886
Sheohar 11383

  • Per Capita Income:
    • Per capita income is a measure of the amount of money earned per person in a nation or geographic region.
    • Per capita income can be used to determine the average per-person income for an area and to evaluate the standard of living and quality of life of the population.
    • Per capita income for a nation is calculated by dividing the country's national income by its population.
    • The per-capita net national income during 2019-20 is estimated to be Rs 1,35,050 showing a rise of 6.8% as compared to Rs 1,26,406 during 2018-19 with a growth rate of 10.0%.
    • The country’s per-capita monthly income is estimated to have risen by 6.8% to Rs 11,254 during 2019-20, government data on national income.
  • Per Capita Income In Bihar:
    • The Per Capita Income in Bihar in the census came to be Rupees 44000.
    • The GSDP stands at 7.57 lakh Crores Rupees ($104 billion nominal GDP) as of 2013–2014.
    • In actual terms, as of 2012–2013, Bihar state GDP is ranked 8 out of 29 states.
    • Even though Bihar has the lowest per capita income in the country at Rs 5,772 against the national average of Rs 22,946, Patna recorded a per capita of Rs 30,441.
    • The per capita level for 2007 was higher than Bangalore or Hyderabad, which are both leading centers for global software development.

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