Bihar Govt allocates Rs 857 crore for urban infrastructure

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Patna, Mar 21 (UNI) The Bihar government has allocated Rs 857 crore for development of infrastructural facilities across the state during 2008-09.

Official sources here today informed that the amount would be spent for the development of basic amenities like improvement and construction of roads, drinking water facilities, establishment of power plants and construction of flyovers and overbridges in more than 50 cities and towns all over the state within the next three years.

Claiming that the government was commited to bringing Bihar at par with all other developed states like Maharashtra, Gujarart, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in terms of infrstructural facilities to woo both Indian and foreign investors in various sectors, the sources said all out efforts were also being made to improve the condition of health and education sectors too.

They said under the Jawarharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission an additional amount of Rs 120 crore would be spent for the improvement of conditions in as many as 60 major slums in and around urban settlemenmts, particularly those in Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Munger towns.

Incidentally, this was first time that so much funds had been allocated in the state budget proposals for development of the state.

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