WHY DID WE CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON BIHAR?
Bihar is situated in the eastern part of India with Patna as its capital. Hindi and Urdu are the official languages of the state, though the majority of people speak one of the local languages considered to be dialects of Hindi.
According to Census 2011, Bihar has a population of 104 million, making it the third most populous state in India. With a population density of 1,106 per sq km, the state is also one of the most densely populated. Almost 88.7 per cent of Bihar’s population resides in rural areas.
As per details from Census 2011, Bihar has population of 10.41 Crores, an increase from figure of 8.30 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Bihar as per 2011 census is 104,099,452 of which male and female are 54,278,157 and 49,821,295 respectively. In 2001, total population was 82,998,509 in which males were 43,243,795 while females were 39,754,714.
The total population growth in this decade was 25.42 percent while in previous decade it was 28.43 percent. The population of Bihar forms 8.60 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 8.07 percent.
BIHAR LITERACY RATE 2011
rate in Bihar has seen upward trend and is 61.80 percent as per 2011 population
census. Of that, male literacy stands at 71.20 percent while female literacy is
at 51.50 percent. In 2001, literacy rate in Bihar stood at 47.00 percent of
which male and female were 59.68 percent and 33.12 percent literate
In actual numbers, total literates in Bihar stands at 52,504,553 of which males were 31,608,023 and females were 20,896,530
BIHAR DENSITY 2011
Total area of Bihar is 94,163 sq. km. Density of Bihar is 1,106 per sq km which is higher than national average 382 per sq km. In 2001, density of Bihar was 881 per sq km, while nation average in 2001 was 324 per sq km.
Awareness about health in Bihar
In 1986, the WHO, in the Ottawa Charter for health promotion, said that health is “a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health is positive concept emphasizing social and personal resources, as well as physical capacities.”
Our Mission is to provide safe environment, where children can grow.