Nitish seeks Rs 24000 crore for Bihar
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 20:45
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar On Sunday urged Planning Commission to allocate Rs 24000 crore as the annual plan size for Bihar for 2011-12.

At a meeting with Planning Commission member Narendra Jadhav, he also demanded a grant of Rs 3145 crore for Bihar from the Backward Region Grant Fund. official sources said.

The Centre, he said, should consider giving more freedom to the state government for utilization of allocation from the Planning Commission to ensure effective implementation of various schemes and development projects as per local requirements.

The Centre should set up an independent commission to identify the number of people under BPL in Bihar and emphasized on cash payment to the beneficiaries instead of foodgrains, the sources said.

Jadhav appreciated the development works being undertaken by the state government said the Commission would sympathetically consider the requirements, the sources added.


First Published: Sunday, February 13, 2011, 20:45

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