Rediff has this news article on Bihar with an impressive heading” ‘Bihar is the ultimate land of opportunities’. Here’s a snapshot of the wonderful article which every Bihari would be proud of.
It had the best pavilion at the PBD.Nitish came with the largest number of officials.More than the numbers, the manner in which the dapper bureaucrats went about their business showed that things are changing in the Bihar administration.They were at their best, while interacting with the media and NRIs alike.They then distributed attractive brochures and interactive CDs showcasing Bihar’s potential as an investment destination.Apart from the officials, Nitish himself sought and spoke to NRIs from Bihar.“I want to convince everyone and prove that Bihar is also a land of great opportunities,” Nitish tells rediff.com, as he interacted with a large number of overseas Indians from Bihar in Hyderabad’s Hi-Tech City.“Bihar is no longer an unsafe place for investments. Your money, your investment, will be safe, and we will ensure that you reap the benefits for coming back to your roots,” he tells a group of NRI Biharis who are keen to invest in the state.The presentation did have an impact on many NRIs. Some said they are ready to take up medical projects in the state. Vivek Mohanty, an NRI technocrat from Britain, said he wants to set up an engineering institute in Patna. Many showed interest in setting up other projects across the state.What were the investment projects that Nitish and his team came prepared with?New industrial projects like setting up diary plants, sugar mills, fruit-processing plants, cattle feed manufacturing and frozen vegetable units.Projects integrating water generation and waste management.
Projects for developing Patna as the most modern city.
Multi-million dollar projects for power generation.
A series of projects in tourism, science and technology, education and agriculture.Among all these projects, what is the chief minister’s first priority?“I want to build expressways between Patna and Bodh Gaya and Patna and Vaishali. And I have already had a long discussion with the chief ministers of Maharasthra and Gujarat on the modalities of building expressways,” Nitish reveals.