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PM Modi announces Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar, here is how money will be spent

Arrah (Bihar): In a major pre-poll sop for Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced package of a whopping Rs 1.25 lakh crore, promising that the state will touch new heights of development if the
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India TV News Desk August 19, 2015 10:50 IST

Arrah (Bihar): In a major pre-poll sop for Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced package of a whopping Rs 1.25 lakh crore, promising that the state will touch new heights of development if the BJP is voted to power.

"I am here today to fulfill my promise to you. I am announcing a package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar. Now you give me your blessings to change the fate of Bihar... Only development will benefit the state and eradicate its poverty. Bihar will touch new heights of development," he said at a government function where several projects were launched.

Here is how Rs 1,25,003 crore will be spent in Bihar:

Sectors Amount     Highlights

Farmer's Welfare                 

Rs 3,094 cr                              
  • Up-gradation of Rajendra Prasad Agriculture University to Central University, creation of new Research Centre
  • Development of Fisheries, Farm water management, Storage capacity, Farm mechanisation, Seed production systems
  •  Construction of new Godowns for foodgrains

Education

Rs 1,000 cr 
  • Central University near Bhagalpur
  • IIM at Bodhgaya

Skill Development

Rs 1,550 cr

  • Establishment of Mega Skill University
  • Training of 1 lakh youth
Health       Rs 600 cr 
  • Up-gradation of 3 medical colleges at Patna, Bhagalpur, Gaya

Electricity      

Rs 16,130 cr 
  • 1,300 MW new power plant at Buxar
  • Electrification of villages under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Vidyut Yojana (sufficient for farms, uninterrupted for homes)
  • Electrification of towns-cities under Integrated Power Development Scheme
Rural Roads        Rs 13,820 cr
  • 22,500 kms of Rural Roads

Highways       

 

Rs 54,713 cr
  • 2,775 kms of National Highways (four-laning & widening)
  • Construction of Bridges (across Ganga, Sone, Kosi)
  • Construction of 12 Rail overbridges

Railways       

 

Rs 8,870 cr
  • Doubling and Tripling of 676 kms of Railway line
  • Electrification of 574 kms

Airports       

Rs 2,700 cr
  • Construction of new airport at Patna
  • Development of airports at Gaya, Raxaul, Purnea

Digital Bihar

Rs 449 cr
  • Software Technology Parks, Rural BPOs, Training Centres
  • 1,000 new Mobile towers to increase coverage and quality
  • 30 WiFi hotspots across prominent tourist places
  • Common Service Centres to be scaled up from 8,800 to 26,000

Petroleum & Gas                  

Rs 21,476  cr 
  • Expansion of Barauni Refinery + new Petrochemical Plant
  • Construction of Gas pipelines, new LPG plants and massive expansion in domestic LPG connections
  • Petrol-Diesel pipeline from Raxaul to Nepal
Tourism Rs 600 cr
  • Development of 7 Tourist circuits
Total       Rs 1,25,003 cr  

Other Investments:

Category Amount
Unspent amount of 2013 Package (of Rs 12,000 cr) Rs 8,282 cr
Ongoing works of National Highways Rs 12,375 cr
UMPP (Ultra Mega Power Project) in Banka under PPP Rs  20,000 cr
Total    Rs  40,657 cr

 

 

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