Development in Bihar: Predicaments and Prospects of Health Indices

The work tries to understand development process in Bihar with the focus on health challenges. We focus on Sociological reasons for the poor accountability of health indices. Study of literature and empirical comprehension suggests that lack of health infrastructure and human resource are the prime impediments. Research also suggests that meager program implementation and lack of monitoring and regulatory mechanisms accounts for substantial leakage. Moreover, there is inertia for change from unhealthy social practices. Nevertheless, we feel that Bihar has huge potential and the province has in itself the potential to overcome all hurdles for a better tomorrow.

(Research publication in the Journal of Health Management Research,2013(SAGE) by Dr. Aditya Raj & his PhD student Manish Kumar)