The Bihar government has released the findings of its Caste-based Survey, which was conducted in two phases this year.
- The survey report, spanning 101 pages, reveals that the population of Bihar is over 13 crore.
- The largest caste group in the state is the Extremely Backward Caste (EBCs), making up 36.01 percent of the state’s population, which is approximately 4.70 crore people.
- The Backward Caste (BC) population in Bihar is 27.12 percent, totaling around 3.54 crore individuals.
- The Yadavs are identified as the largest group in the state, comprising 14.26 percent of the population.
- Scheduled Castes (SC) constitute 19.65 percent of the state’s population, with a population of approximately 2.56 crore.
- The general category population accounts for 15.52 percent of the population, totaling 2.02 crore.
- The tribal population in Bihar is the smallest, representing 1.68 percent of the state’s population.
- The state government has also released data on religion-based population, with Hinduism being the major religion, making up around 82 percent of the state’s demography, equivalent to about 10.72 crore people.
- The Muslim population accounts for 17.7 percent, approximately 2.31 crore, and other religions like Christianity and Sikhism are also present in the state.
Q: What is the largest caste group in Bihar according to the Caste-based Survey findings?
a) Scheduled Caste (SC)
b) Backward Caste (BC)
c) Extremely Backward Caste (EBCs)
d) General Caste
Ans : c) Extremely Backward Caste (EBCs)