People come out from 'fear-psychosis' in Bihar:Nitish

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Patna, Nov 26(UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said people had come out of their 'fear-psychosis' as law and order situation had considerably improved during the last three years of NDA regime.

After launching several welfare and development schemes worth Rs 75 crores here, Mr Kumar said sustained efforts of the state government had begun yielding results as there was considerable improvement in law and order situation instilling confidence among the people.

'' During the Lalu-Rabri regime, fear psychosis was prevalent among the people as most of the gangsters were getting patronage of their political masters enjoying power,'' Mr Kumar said adding the situation had changed completely during the present regime as political patronage was not being given to criminals and there were being brought to books without any extraneous considerations.

The Chief Minister said human resources was the greatest capital of the state and the government was focussing on improvement in education facilities right from elementary level to university level.

'' When we assumed power, the number of children not admitted in school was 25 lakhs, but after the sustanied efforts of the government the figure had declined to 10 lakhs,'' he added.

Mr Kumar said the special efforts were being made to target the children of minorities and weaker section of the society as they constituted a large chunk of those who were not admitted in any school. For minorities, 'Talimi Markaje' while for down-trodden, 'Utthan Kendra' were being established where children would be able to get the elementary education.

He said students of Bihar were led in every sphere of life, including academic and sports. He said during the last few years a number of students from the state had secured top positions in various competitive examinations, including the joint entrance examination for IITs.

He exhorted the students to work hard and bring laurels for the state and the nation.

While referring to the improvement in health sector, Mr Kumar said people were now opting to visit government hospitals and primary health centres for treatment while it was not the case during the previous Lalu-Rabri regime in Bihar.

He said the number of patients getting treatment in government hospital was 39 per month during RJD regime while the figure had touched 7,000 after steps taken by the state government to improve the health scenario.

The Chief Minister said some vested interest were out to distrub the communal harmony in the state but the state government would not allow any one to sabotage peace and tranquility. The conviction through speedy trial involving the notorious gangsters had acted as deterrent and helped in improving the law and order situation in the state, he added.

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