Bihar demands Rs 14800 crore for Kosi belt rehabilitation

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Patna, Nov 21 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday renewed his demand for Rs 14800 crore special package for reconstruction of the ravaged Kosi belt and rehabilitation of the victims.

Interacting with the media here, Kumar said: "We want the package as it has become necessary for the Kosi belt ravaged by floods."

Kumar's demand came barely a couple of days after his meeting with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

On Thursday, Ahluwalia promised the state government to look into its demands.

But Kumar expressed his unhappiness saying, "It is unfortunate that even a year after the tragedy that befell the people of Bihar, the Centre has not come forward with the package."

Kumar's unhappiness came out as the Centre decided to grant Rs 7,266 crore package for drought hit Bundelkhand. (ANI)

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