Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health ( SWASTH )

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


Supaul – District fact sheet

Bounded by Nepal in the north, Supaul is a flood-affected area due to the presence of the Kosi river. With history going back to the Vedic period, the district is also known for nurturing two of the oldest democracies – Angutaran and Apadnigam. With agriculture as the mainstay, most people cultivate paddy in this district.


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.