India’s BIMARU states developing but not catching up
A new multidimensional calculation of poverty reveals that India's BIMARU states, despite having made some improvements, continue to be poor
Chennai: There’s very little evidence of convergence on social indicators among Indian states, new data on health, education and access to basic amenities between 1998-99 and 2015-16 shows. Over nearly two decades, the “BIMARU" states have remained at the bottom, while Kerala, Punjab, Goa and Delhi remain at the top. Bihar has remained India’s poorest state over the period.