At 28%, Bhumihars poorest in general category: Survey

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 7 November 2023
Alarming poverty levels beset Bihar's Bhumihars, considered the biggest land-owing caste in the general category, and more than a quarter of the ruling Yadavs and Kurmis face deep deprivation, the state's caste survey data suggests. SCs and STs are the poorest overall. According to the report, 27.6% of the Bhumihar families are in the poor category, meaning they have a monthly income of less than Rs 6,000. Others in general-category poor are Sheikhs (25.8%), followed by Brahmin (25.3%), Rajput (24.9%), Pathan-Khan (22.2%), Syed (17.6%) and Kayastha (13.8%).

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