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Nitish Kumar Narrates State’s Turnaround Story To Bihari Diaspora In US



Nitish Kumar stated that he valued the interplay with members of the diaspora. (File)


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar narrated the turnaround story of the state lately to Bihari diaspora within the US and exhorted them to turn out to be associate within the progress by investing in trade.

Bihari entrepreneurs settled overseas could relaxation assured of a hassle-free expertise in the event that they select to arrange a enterprise of their residence state, he stated.

Mr Kumar made an averment to this impact late on Saturday whereas participating in a webinar organized by BJANA (Bihar- Jharkhand Association of North America), as a part of which he interacted with US-based delegates with roots within the state.

He underscored the truth that regardless of spectacular progress registered in well being, training and infrastructure, Bihar lagged behind when it got here to industries.

“You are like members of our household. If you select to arrange an trade right here, you can be supplied with all crucial help from our authorities.

“We will facilitate availability of land. We can even be sure that all points flagged by you might be promptly resolved,” he stated.

The chief minister sought to spotlight the adjustments in society which have been brought on by initiatives akin to free bicycles to school-going women.

“When we took over in 2005, a lady driving bicycle in Patna was a uncommon sight. Now hordes of school-going women might be seen on the streets of nearly each village.

“The enrolment of female students has gone up and last year they outnumbered boys in the matric examinations,” Mr Kumar stated.

Mr Kumar took over the reins of Bihar in November 2005 ending 15-year rule of the RJD within the state. He is on the chief ministerial chair since then aside from a quick interval when he had anointed Jitan Ram Manjhi on the put up following JD(U) extreme drubbing within the 2014 basic elections.

After bifurcation of Bihar in 2000, main industries in addition to the mines and mineral areas went to Jharkhand.


During hour-long digital interplay with the sons of the soil settled within the United States, Mr Kumar additionally spoke about his formidable ”Jal Jeevan Hariyali” drive aimed toward combating local weather change, recalling that it was appreciated by no much less a luminary than Bill Gates when he visited Bihar two years in the past.

“He (Gates) got here and noticed our efforts and, at a media interplay exterior the state, expressed his profuse admiration.

“He was amazed by the zeal proven by a poor state in addressing points which, usually, solely the developed world seems to be involved with,” he stated.

The chief minister additionally advised the delegates about efforts made by his authorities in giving a facelift to varied vacationer spots, particularly these related to the Buddha. 

“Please do plan a tour. We might be delighted to host you. You will return with recollections to cherish,” he added.

Mr Kumar additionally stated that he valued the interplay with members of the diaspora, since they introduced with them a wealth of expertise.

“I’m instructing officers connected to the CM Secretariat to carry such periods commonly. I wish to hearken to your strategies even when it won’t be attainable (for me) to take energetic half,” he stated.

The CM was accompanied by former cupboard colleague and key aide Sanjay Kumar Jha.

Among others who took half within the interplay was Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar.

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