Committed to fast development, says Bihar CM on Independence Day

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Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hoisted the national flag here to mark the Independence Day and said that he is committed to the fast development of the state.

He said ‘Sushasan’ (good governance) has been established in Bihar and his government is doing everything for just development.

“Our resolve is Bihar’s development. The state is developing fast and it is for everyone to realise,” Nitish Kumar said.

With reference to the ‘seven resolves’ of his government, Nitish Kumar said the state government has already fulfilled one resolve — providing 35 per cent reservation to women in government jobs.

The government has also initiated works for providing tap water and electricity to all households and constructing toilets, he said.

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“By February 2017, we will provide facility of free wi-fi in all college campuses,” he said.

Nitish Kumar said his government’s decision to ban liquor trade and consumption is bringing about a social change in the state. “Liquor ban has helped to change environment in villages. It is a beginning of a social change and reform.”

He sought help of all sections to enforce liquor ban in Bihar as a model for the country.

Nitish Kumar said the state had developed in the last one decade in all sectors, including education, health and agriculture.

Bihar’s economy has improved in recent years as reflected in its high growth rate and development, he said.



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