Bihar says no industry at cost of agriculture

The Bihar government which would implement a new industrial policy from July 1, will not help industry in acquiring fertile land or any crop land.

Kolkata: The Bihar government which would
implement a new industrial policy from July 1, will not help
industry in acquiring fertile land or any crop land.

"We will not acquire even a single crop land. We want
industry, but not at the cost of agriculture," Bihar deputy
chief minister Sushil Modi said today at the sidelines of
ICC AGM here.
Modi said state did not wish to acquire land against
the wishes of the farmers.

Bihar, which has attracted Rs 2,000 crore investments so
far, was facing a huge scarcity of power, Modi said.

He added there were 56 proposals for power projects.
Modi further said to bring greater transparency, the
state has asked its four lakh officers and clerks to declare
their assets.

Centre has not yet responded to the proposal for a dry
dock at Paradip, he added.

PTI

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