Nitish opens gift box on govt's 8th anniversary

Nitish opens gift box on govt's 8th anniversary
Patna, Nov 26: On the occasion of completing 8 years at office, Nitish Kumar government on Monday announced that they are doubling the pension to Bhagalpur riots victims.

Nitish Kumar was releasing the annual report card of his government.

"We had set up a judicial commission for the 1989 Bhagalpur riots and have implemented its recommendations. The families of the victims have been getting a monthly pension of Rs 2,500 since 2007. We are happy to double it. We are happy that the Centre considered a compensation for families of Bhagalpur riots victims that is similar to the compensation granted to families of 1984 riots victims", he said.

Also, the chief minister announced that Food Security Act will be implemented in Bihar from February 1, 2014. Apart from that, he also said the Medical Council of India had approved the Pawapuri and Bettiah medical colleges.
Reviving the health sector in the state, 534 additional primary healthcare centres would work round the clock within three months.

Nitish also sought to give a boost to Bihar's education sector. He said class I to class X students in madarsas and Sanskrit and unaided schools will now get scholarships apart from the government grant.

About the much-talked-about Patna blasts, Nitish said, "We should have faith in the state police and give them credit for cracking the Patna and Bodhgaya blasts before handing over the Patna case to the NIA. Why so much talk of Patna, there have been several (other) blasts? I also want to know the outcome of the 2008 Ahmedabad blasts investigation."

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