States need not worry over end of backward region fund

With the centrally-sponsored Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) coming to an end with the Planning Commission, Centre on Thursday assured the states not to worry as they would stand to benefit even more with devolution of taxes.

Nitish satisfied with plan assistance, to pursue special status

Expressing dissatisfaction over Rs 12,000 crore assistance for Bihar during 12th plan under Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF), CM Nitish Kumar said he would continue to strive for special status.