Rs 857 crore earmarked for urban development

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Patna, Mar 20 (UNI) Bihar government had earmarked Rs 857.475 crores for an overall development of urban areas.

Bihar Urban Development Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey here today said that the fund would be spent in the next financial year. He said Rs 480 crore would be spent on development of infrastructure in Patna and Bodhgaya under Jawaharlal Nehru Rahstriya Shahri Navikaran mission. The poor population of the urban areas would also be covered under the mission and they would be provided with the basis facilities.

The minister said that Rs 120 crores had been sanctioned for development of the basic infrastructure in other urban cities of the state. Highlighting the importance of information system, Mr Choubey said that Rs 30 lakhs had been earmarked for development of the existing information system inthe urban areas.

He said the government has decided to expand and strengthen the civic facilities in the urban areas and Rs 43.175 crore would be spent for the purpose.

According to him, the department had come forward with a solid waste management scheme and Rs 10 crore would be spent on it.

Keeping in mind the importance of development of the urban areas, the NDA government had enhanced the budgetary provisions from Rs 326 crores to Rs 857 crore in the financial yeawr 2008-09 he informed.


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