Bihar to set up Industry Promotion Council

Nitish Kumar has announced plans to set up Bihar Industrial Promotion Council and efforts towards making Bihar self-sufficient in energy sector.

Updated: Apr 25, 2012, 17:10 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced setting up of Bihar Industrial Promotion Council and said efforts would be made to make Bihar self-sufficient in energy sector.

Addressing a function after laying the foundation stone of a soft baggage industry promoted by APARNA Industrial Promotion Council at Fatuha industrial area on Tuesday, Kumar said the state government a business meeting would be organised within a month for setting up the council.

The Chief Minister said that after Gujarat and Rajasthan investors are now coming to Bihar to set up units to manufacture solar energy plates for farming, dairy and hatchery sectors as the state has immense potential for solar energy.

Kumar said he had told industrialists in Mumbai during his visit there earlier this month that by the time they invested in Bihar, the state would be self-sufficient in energy.

He hoped that entrepreneurs and labourers from Bihar who had migrated to Mumbai would return and lend their support to the industrial growth of the state.
Kumar claimed that law and order was no more an issue in Bihar now.
A plan had been drafted by top architect Hafiz Contractor to develop areas from where Ganga river had shifted in Bihar, he added.