Patna: Former President A P J Abdul
Kalam asked politicians on Tuesday to involve themselves in
development politics to restore public confidence in the
political system of the country.
"The political system does not enjoy full confidence
of the people in spite of the good work done over the years,"
he said addressing Bihar law makers at a seminar `243
Development Pillars of Bihar` at the state legislator
The lawmakers should take their election to the
assembly as an opportunity to deliver the goods to their
electors in their individual constituencies which would help
shape an economically developed, happy, prosperous and
Kalam suggested harnessing of agriculture productivity
and marketing, attracting medium and small scale industries,
promoting the tourism industry, besides mitigation of flood
and water shortage and implementation of a sustained rural
development system for making Bihar a developed state.
To increase agricultural output farmer cooperatives
should be formed to put together small land holdings for
farming through mechanized methods.
Farmers of the small holdings could be deployed in the
agricultural marketing network and create value addition to
the agriculture produces and in other high growth sectors.
Besides, community managed agricultural marketing
system should be set up so that farmers themselves could
search to market their produces at the best price.