Bihar Development Dialogue – 30 May 2020
Bihar has received cumulative investment proposals worth Rs 63,008 crore till November 10, 2022, almost half of which are related to ethanol sector, Bihar’s industry department data shows.
Will withdraw Jan Suraj campaign if Bihar Govt provides 5-10 lakh jobs in 2 years, says Prashant Kishor
Election strategist Prashant Kishor has announced that he would withdraw the recently launched Jan Suraj Abhiyan if Bihar Government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar manage to provide 5-10 lakh jobs in the next one or two years.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his cabinet on 16th August with the induction of 31 ministers of different constituents of the Grand Alliance or Mahagathbandhan. Here is the complete list of ministers and their portfolios:
Bihar hosted an investor summit in the national capital, after a gap of over 15 years. Industry representatives from 170 companies including ITC Limited, Hindustan Unilever, Adani Group, Britannia, Coca Cola, Pepsi and Ambuja Cement attended the summit and showed keen interest to invest in the state.
Four expressways will crisscross Bihar under the Bharatmala Project (Phase-2). The state also plans to construct ring roads around four major cities including Darbhanga, Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur and build eight bypass roads to ease traffic loads.
Bihar Development Dialogue
Labour Laws and Employment Generation
Several states have introduced sweeping changes to labour laws. A number of laws related to labour protection have been diluted. Will such changes help in attracting capital required to set up industries and create jobs. Can Bihar attract capital by introducing labour reforms? How are the things expected to pan out for the industry and workers in Bihar. The focus of this Dialogue will be on the following:
- Labour Laws Changes by States Amid Lockdown
- Ease of Doing Business and Labour Reforms
- Labour Contracts in Informal Economy
- Legal Protection to Migrant Workers
Mr. Pratyush Kumar Singh
Corporate and Labour Laws Expert & Partner, Tatva Legal
Dr. Praveen K Singh, Editorial Director, BiharConnect
Mr. Gyanendra Kumar Keshri, CEO & Editor, BiharConnect