Bihar Caste-Based Census 2022 Reveals Significant Insights: Deputy CM Tejashwi Calls it a Historic Moment

In a landmark development, the long-awaited caste-based census report for Bihar, covering the year 2022, was unveiled today. The report provides a comprehensive insight into the distribution of various caste categories within the state’s population.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav hailed this release as a historic moment, emphasizing its potential impact on government policies and intentions.

Here is a breakdown of the caste-based census data for Bihar in 2022:

  1. Backward Class: The census identified 3,54,63,936 individuals belonging to the Backward Class category, constituting 27.1286% of the state’s population.
  2. Extremely Backward Class: A significant 4,70,80,514 individuals were categorized as Extremely Backward Class, making up 36.0148% of Bihar’s population.
  3. Scheduled Caste: The report identified 2,56,89,820 individuals as Scheduled Caste members, accounting for 19.6518% of the total population.
  4. Scheduled Tribe: A smaller percentage, 21,99,361 individuals, were categorized as Scheduled Tribe, representing 1.6824% of the state’s population.
  5. Unreserved: The Unreserved category accounted for 2,02,91,679 individuals, making up 15.5224% of Bihar’s population.

Total Population: The cumulative data reveals that Bihar’s population in 2022 was reported at 13,07,25,310 individuals, with each caste category contributing to the diversity of the state.

Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav expressed his thoughts on the release of this crucial data via his official Twitter account. He tweeted, “Bihar’s caste-based survey data made public! Historic moment! The result of decades of struggle!! Now both the policies and intentions of the government will respect these caste-based survey data.”

This release marks a significant milestone in the state’s history, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the caste demographics within Bihar. It is anticipated that this data will have far-reaching implications for government policies, as it ensures that the diverse needs and concerns of various caste groups are duly recognized and addressed.

The unveiling of the caste-based census report underscores Bihar’s commitment to transparency and inclusivity, and it is expected to pave the way for more informed decision-making processes in the future.


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