"As part of its 'Sushashan' programme, the Cabinet in a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, gave its nod for implementation of 'Saat Nischay' scheme in the next five years which starts from 2016-17 to 2020-21," Cabinet Secretariat Department's Principal Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said.
The 'Saat Nischay' (seven resolves) scheme aims at making younger generation self-reliant through education, skill development, education loan, electricity connection to all villages, providing piped water supply to every household, road and drainage in urban areas.
The Cabinet sanctioned Rs 1,897.50 crore to give power connection to every household and the process would be completed in the next two years, Mehrotra said.
It also gave nod for providing free wi-fi connectivity to all universities and colleges of the state, he said. The proposal also includes providing piped water supply to all the households of urban areas. As per estimate, 20.13 lakh families would be provided with the facility, Mehrotra said.
All households would also be connected with 'pucca' drainage for which the Cabinet sanctioned Rs 140 crore for 2016-17, the Principal Secretary said, adding toilets would be constructed in all households under 'Lohia Swachh Bihar Abhiyan' as part of the scheme.
The Cabinet also approved proposal to open an engineering and polytechnic college in every district which would cost Rs 3,015.96 crore and Rs 841.09 crore respectively, Mehrotra said.