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Nitish Kumar woos NRIs to invest in Bihar

In a bid to attract Non-Resident Indians ...

The Chief Minister said Bihar had come a long way in infrastructure development in the last 15 years with road connectivity to every village and towns with major cities. “We have achieved the target to reach from any remote place to Patna in six hours and are now working to reduce the time to just five hours. The conversion of two-lane roads into four-lane and four-lane to six-lane are underway at many places. Besides, so many new bridges and roads have either been completed or 80 to 90 per cent complete,” said Nitish Kumar.

“We had targeted to give electricity to every household in villages under the ‘Saat Nischay Part-1’ and we achieved it in October 2018. Now, we are facilitating more than 20-hour power supply to them,” he said. “The Bihar government has also achieved 90 per cent target of supplying drinking water under the “Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal” programme as well as “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” initiative and both these programmes will be completed under the ‘Saat Nishchay Part- 2’,” the Chief Minister said.

The Bihar government is also working on the tourism sector to attract domestic and foreign tourists. “We have constructed many eco parks in Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir, Bhagalpur etc. We inaugurated the ‘Venu Van’ at Rajgir a few days ago and nature safari, zoo and ‘glass walkway’ will come up in the next few weeks at Rajgir. Bagaha is another wildlife adventure spot in north Bihar adjoining the Nepal border,” Nitish Kumar said.