History of India 1971-2000






Bihar 1947-1971


Administration : From 1947 to 1967 and from 1968 to 1970 Bihar was administrated by an INC-led government; from 1967 to 1968 by SD-led governments, from 1970-1971 by a BKD-led government.

Annals : 1947 : Bihar joined Dominion of India
1947-1948 : exodus of Muslim refugees to East Pakistan
1951 : state election held; INC formed government
1951 : drought in North Bihar. The government offered jobs to villagers in road construction, the sinking of wells; many of the villagers, because of prolonged malnutrition, were incapable of work (BBoY 1952)
1952 : Bihar affected by floods; food rationing and price controls abolished (BBoY 1953)
1953 : Tilaya dam, Bokaro thermal power station opened (BBoY 1954)
1954 : Bihar affected by floods (BBoY 1955)
1957 : state election held; INC formed government
1958 : food shortage, high food prices in consequence of drought in northern Bihar (BBoY 1959)
1962 : state election held; INC formed government
1963 : heavy engineering foundry at Ranchi, Bihar, inaugurated (BBoY 1964)
1967 : state election held; SD formed government
1967 : severe drought in Bihar (BBoY 1968)
1968 : president's rule introduced in Bihar (BBoY 1969)
1969 : state election held; INC formed government

Social History : In 1951 the population of Bihar was 38.7 million, in 1961 46.4 million, in 1971 56.3 million.
In 1947-1948, Bihar experienced a significant exodus of Muslims (to Pakistan).






EXTERNAL
FILES
History of Bihar, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : India, by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : India, by province (J. Lahmeyer)
Statistical Reports of State Elections, from Election Commission of India
List of Chief Ministers of Bihar, from Wikipedia
Bihar Legislative Assembly, from Legislative Bodies of India
REFERENCE Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1948 pp.383-386 [G]
Article : India, Dominion of, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1949 pp.337-340, 1950 pp.357-359 [G]
Article : India, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1951 pp.359-361, 1952 pp.353-355, 1953 pp.352-355, 1954 pp.352-354, 1955 pp.401-403, 1956 pp.342-344, 1957 pp.405-407, 1958 pp.338-340, 1959 pp.335-337, 1960 pp.334-336, 1961 pp.340-342, 1962 pp.332-333, 1963 pp.449-451, 1964 pp.426-427, 1965 pp.421-423, 1966 pp.372-375, 1967 pp.407-410, 1968 pp.409-411, 1969 pp.402-404, 1970 pp.408-410, 1971 pp.388-391, 1972 pp.355-358 [G]
Article : India, Republic of, in : Americana Annual 1957 pp.371-375 [G]
Article : India, in : Americana Annual 1961 pp.349-353, 1962 pp.354-358, 1963 pp.320-324, 1964 pp.319-322, 1965 pp.326-329, 1967 pp.347-350, 1968 pp.340-344, 1969 pp.348-351, 1970 pp.350-354, 1971 pp.343-346, 1972 pp.336-341 [G]
Article : India : West Bengal, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1970-1971 pp.380-382 [G]



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First posted on May 11th 2007

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