Patna, Apr 18: With a view to attracting prospective investors and making the Bihari diaspora a partner in the development of the state, the Bihar government has decided to take advantage of the modern technology and fast communication lines.
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here today that the state government had launched the Bihar foundation, which would function as a bridge between the government and the non-resident Biharis.
''The sole motive of the foundation is to attract Biharis to invest in their own state and motivate them to cooperate in the development of their own soil,'' he said.
He informed that the Bihari diaspora was being contacted through the internet and e-mails were being sent to them for the purpose.
The foundation with the website - www.biharfoundation.in - had been prepared keeping in mind the needs of the expatriates from Bihar, Mr Modi said, adding that the website was being regularly updated with the relevant information, inclduing those related to various departments.
The major policy decision taken for making Bihar an investor-friendly state would also be available on the website, he said, adding that online registration facility was also being provided to the interested investors.
Apart from the website, the Bihar foundation would also set up its chapters in various cities, states and abroad as well, Mr Modi informed, adding that its chapters had already started functioning in Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Surat.
Information on various schemes would also be available on the website, Mr Modi said.