Budget 2014: Know all what PM Narendra Modi government offers for Bihar

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Patna, July 11: Even though the BJP and the ruling JD(U) in Bihar ended their 17-year-old alliance on a bitter note in 2012, but the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government treated the state with an equal balance.

As the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Budget 2014-15 on Jule 10, Thursday, he announced some schemes for Bihar.

Here is what Bihar received from the Modi government in the Budget 2014:

Indian Institute of Management (IIM):

For quality learning, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the country needs a large number of "world class" centres of higher learning and announced the setting up of five new IITs and IIMs in Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha and Maharashtra, at a sum of Rs 500 crore.

Bihar already has an IIT in Patna.

Metro train:

While presenting the budget, Jaitley emphasized on setting up of metro projects in cities with population of over 20 lakh people, so, Bihar capital, Patna, also holds the chances of having the Metro trains in the near future.

Textile Cluster in Bhagalpur:

Bhagalpur's silk clothes are considered of very good quality all over the country, but it presently lies in a miserable condition.

With such a positive move by the Modi government, the biggest gain that the manufacturers can earn will be that they won't have to be worried about its sales.


Gaya to be developed as a world class tourism hub.

Rs 50 crore set aside for modernisation of Ghats in Patna and Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Rs 100 crore sanctioned for development of archaeological sites like Varanasi-Gaya-Sarnath Buddhist circuits.

11 new trains for Bihar:

The railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda announced four Jansadharan Express proposed to be run on Darbhanga-Ahmedabad, Jayanagar-Mumbai, Saharsa-Anand Vihar (Delhi) and Saharsa-Amritsar routes.

New weekly trains on the Patna-Ahmedabad and Chhapra-Lucknow routes were also announced. Besides, Anand Vihar-Sasaram Garib Rath has been extended up to Gaya.

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Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi: "The budget has disappointed Bihar as there is nothing special for us.

Nitish Kumar: "There was no reference to accord a special category status to Bihar, which is a backward and poor state. It is a clear indication that good days will not come.

"The budget has taken care of rich states but poor and backward states were left in the lurch. There was no reference on how to help Bihar sustain a high growth rate."

"Bihar will not benefit from the budget as its interests neither in agriculture nor in tourism or heritage sector were addressed. There is no reference to help upcoming international Nalanda University, which is a central government project in Nalanda district."

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