New Delhi: Despite many astounding developmental images being showcased in context with Bihar, the revelations of a new study conducted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI) has altogether portrayed a different picture.

According to the latest revelations of “Twenty Point Programme-2006 (TPP)” review, the state is far behind in properly implementing the schemes related to poverty eradication and social welfare.

In a meeting on November 11, MOSPI reviewed the quantum of progress in the implementation of schemes under TPP in several states across the country. The progress report of Bihar remained gloomy during the review process.

Out of 17 schemes running in Bihar during April 2010 to March 2011, results of only five TPP schemes appeared satisfactory. While other three schemes remained average, the condition of rest of the nine programmes appeared depressing.

However, neighbouring Jharkhand came up with better performance with nine schemes performing better out of 15 running projects there.

The schemes involving food security for Above Poverty Line (APL), Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Antyodaya Anna Yojana” (AAY) performed outstanding in Bihar. Moreover, the programmes running for the empowerment of Scheduled Castes and child development centres are progressing here.

As far as other Central government schemes like Swarnjayanti Swarozgar Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, Indira Awas Yojna are concerned, the results are deplorable.

In addition to Bihar, the situation is worrisome in West Bengal, Nagaland and Jammu & Kashmir.

JPN/Bureau