Bihar likely to get Rs 60631 crore in 11th five-year plan:Modi

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Patna, Jan 3 (UNI) Bihar is likely to get Rs 60631 crore from Centre during 11th five-year plan, which is more than Rs 39209.45 crore the state had received during 10th five-year plan.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today said the increased funds, to be released by the Centre, was result of the Bihar government in implementing various development and welfare schemes sponsored by the Union government. The fund would help provide the required impetus for acclerated development in the state, he added.

"The state government had prepared a vision papers giving details about the proposals to initiate ambitious development and welfare schemes and put it before the planning commission to acclerate alround development and prosperity", Mr Modi pointed out.

He said the government had proposed to invest Rs 1697 crore in agriculture sector to tap its vast potential while rural sector was likely to get Rs 7848 crore in the 11th five-year plan.

"The Centre is likely to release Rs 1982 crore to Bihar for industries and minerals while transport sector to get Rs.14,726 crore besides Rs 5385 crore for education sector", Mr Modi informed adding Rs 872.54 crore would go into health sector while Rs.

3666.88 crore would be spent for improving the amenities in urban areas.

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