Government may provide 'special status' to Bihar: Chidambaram

Hinting that the government might provide special status to Bihar, Union Finance minister P Chidambaram on Saturday declared to set up a committee to determine new criteria for backwardness. Chidambaram said that the committee, under the chairmanship of the economic advisor Raghuram Rajan would be given a month to submit its report. He said Bihar would certainly qualify under the new criteria.