Nitish claims to make Bihar most developed state by 2015
Patna, Aug 9 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said he had pledged to make the state one of the most developed states by 2015.
Addressing a function held to commemorate the 64th anniversary of Quit India movement organised under the gegis of All India Freedom Fighters Association, Mr Kumar said plenty of resources necessary for development were available and with strong willpower the state could be developed.
Bihar had been a subject of apathy which resulted into slow growth but now the government had taken up the projects which would place it among the most developed states by 2015.
He said the developmental work undertaken by his government would be visible once the rainy season was over.
He referred to the official data, saying Bihar lagged far behind on the developmental parametres as 40 to 45 per cent people had been living below the poverty line.
Mr Kumar further said his government was keen on development of all sections of the society and 50 per cent reservation to the women in panchayats was given for their uplift.
He also claimed an improvement in the law and order situation in the state.
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