Nitish meets Pranab, seeks higher allocation for Bihar
Nitish Kumar urged Pranab Mukherjee to continue the Special Assistance to Bihar under Backward Regions Grant Fund during 12th Plan.
New Delhi: Pointing out that a resurgence was underway in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday sought continued Central assistance and higher allocation to the state in the 12th Five Year Plan, particularly in the infrastructure and farm sectors.
Kumar made the request during a meeting with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, citing the development deficit in the state.
In a memorandum submitted to Mukherjee, the Chief
Minister urged him to continue the Special Assistance to Bihar
under Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) during 12th Plan.
This assistance has proved very useful in covering
infrastructure gaps in power, road communication and
irrigation, Kumar told Mukherjee.
He also suggested that Union and the state government
identify major infrastructure schemes for implementation to
meet the infrastructure needs of the state.
Kumar said his government had prepared a roadmap for
agricultural development of the state in view of the region
being considered as the destination for the second green
He sought the support of the Finance Minister for higher
central allocation in agricultural sector.