Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST)
Government of Bihar initiative supported by Department for International Development, UK


Banka – District fact sheet

Locate in south-east Bihar, Banka has been made fertile by rivers Chanan, Orhni, Belharni and Barua. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for people who grow paddy, wheat and sugarcane. Its only industry consists of sugarcane factories that produce jaggery.


The fact sheets profile those eleven districts of Bihar where BTAST has been working since 2010. In addition to key demographic details, it takes into account health, nutrition and WASH indicators of each district. Data has been sourced from Census 2011, the Annual Health Survey and other secondary sources. We will be producing a new set of district factsheets based on CCM data and present these profiles one by one.