Manufacturing growth: Bihar on top
Bihar had the highest manufacturing growth in 2010-11, despite some deceleration in the previous two years.
Manufacturing growth in Bihar stood at 15 per cent in 2010-11 against 15.2 per cent a year ago and 21.9 per cent in 2008-09, according to data provided by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
Chhattisgarh saw manufacturing production grow by 13 per cent in 2010-11 against 10 per cent in the previous year and merely 2.4 per cent in 2008-09. Haryana, Punjab and Puducherry saw their manufacturing growth at double digits in 2010-11.
Maharashtra’s manufacturing growth fell to 8.6 per cent in 2010-11 against 16.3 per cent a year before. In 2008-09, manufacturing production contracted 3.8 per cent.
Jharkhand’s manufacturing production fell in all the three years. The rate of decline was 5.5 per cent, 6 per cent and 31.8 per cent in 2010-11, 2009-10 and 2008-09, respectivel