Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the immunisation rate in the state had witnessed a jump from a measly 18 percent to 78 percent since he took over the reins of the state.
"When I took over reins of Bihar 10 years back, the immunisation was just 18 percent, one of the lowest in the country. Now it is 78 percent, which is higher than national average....Not only pulse polio but he entire routine immunisation of the state has improved. It is the same with all sectors whether it is women empowerment or self help groups," Kumar told media persons.
He further said that his government plans to form 10 lakh self help groups soon."We are working a lot on self help groups. Our target is to form 10 lakh self groups, and we have already touched around 3 lakh 80 thousand. It began in six districts initially with the help of a loan from World Bank, now it has been expanded to entire Bihar," he added.