First the Chief Minister went to meet the Senior Officials of state in Delhi who are on central deputation for years, inviting them to play a role in changing the situation in Bihar. Some reports also suggest that the World Bank which has been always willing to help Bihar to develop its infrastructure has once again pledged support for road construction works.
It’s a cruel truth that all developmental works in the state has been put to a stand hill due to the heinous nexus of criminals cum contractors cum politicians. Over the years the state machinery has become totally effete in initiating any developmental projects and the consequences are known to everyone.
Here’s a brief of the World Bank Development Program for the state.
The World Bank, which prepared its “Bihar: Towards Development Strategy” roadmap following a seminar held in June, has expressed its willingness to put the state on the path of accelerated growth and development by extending active co-operation to the new dispensation in the state.The World Bank country director Michael Carter called onBihar finance minister Sushil Kumar Modi and CM Nitish Kumar in that order andwas visibly satisfied that the new dispensation was well disposed towards the roadmap prepared for the state, which includes the Rs 350-crore Bihar Livelihood Project that envisages micro-financing to self-help groups, construction of rural roads for linking villages in five districts, a four-lane Lucknow-Muzaffarpur highway, upgradation of irrigation facilities and solution to the problem of waterlogging in North Bihar and financial management for effective utilisation of funds, Modi said.
The interest and initiative taken by chief minister Nitish Kumar for the revival of sick industries and also to attract investors to Bihar are expected to take a concrete shape once the new industrial policy as promised by the state government comes up. A high-power delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will come here on Monday from Kolkata to meet the CM.
Since the day Nitish assumed office, he has been talking about his plans to bring investment and create an industries-friendly atmosphere. In his agenda for good governance, the CM has given special stress on creating a favourable atmosphere and building up the requisite infrastructure. The government has promised to formulate a new industrial policy and try to open industrial units in a bid to create job opportunities.
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