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.
The central government has released Rs 1,112.7 crore as grant-in-aid to Bihar for providing grants to the rural local bodies. This grant-in-aid is the second installment of tied grants to the State of Bihar, according to data released by the Union Finance Ministry.
Adult Education programme which has been running in the country for years will now be called ‘Education for All’. Union Ministry of Education has taken this decision saying it is a “progressive step.”
Seven years on, the proposed central university near the ancient seat of learning in Vikramshila (Bhagalpur), announced as part of the Rs 1,25,000-crore special package for Bihar by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the 2015 assembly elections, awaits land acquisition to get closer to reality.
BiharConnect – Empowering Development
BiharConnect is a non-partisan and not-for-profit initiative taken by people from Bihar having professional experience and an expertise in their respective fields with an aim to make it a progressive, inclusive and developed state. The non-profit organisation drives agendas for development by aggregating ideas and enabling policy interventions and mass sensitisation. BiharConnect unites at the grassroots level, people and organisations from diverse backgrounds to engage with stakeholders through exchanges of ideas, outreach study, research, impact-assessment, publications and conferences. The organisation also aims at creating a robust economic ecosystem in major thrust areas through entrepreneurship and investment, ushering a positive trend in the state.
To make Bihar one of the most progressive, inclusive and developed states in India.
To catalyse the development of Bihar by engaging business, political, bureaucrat, academic, professionals, thinkers and other leaders of society to shape the socio-economic agendas.
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- We create a platform for exchange of ideas by engaging policy makers, academics, professionals, politicians, think-tanks, practitioners and students.
- We publish in-depth reports based on our grassroots level interventions and research.
- The ideas exchanged at our platforms form the basis for our interventions and reports. Our initiatives ensure greater public participation and policy action.
- We create a repository of ideas, data and sectoral research to catalyse growth and development of Bihar.
- We engage with entrepreneurs and professionals through research and assessments.
- We promote entrepreneurship and investment in key thrust areas impacting positive socio-economic changes in the state.
- We stand for development of Bihar and are committed for make it happen.
Bihar Development Dialogue
Bihar Development Dialogue brings together people from diverse sector that share the common purpose of empowering development of Bihar. It offers a platform to industry leaders, policymakers, bureaucrats, experts, academia, researchers and practitioners to have informed debate and public discussion on the issues related to social and economic development of the state. Leaders and policymakers share innovative ideas and best practices while domain experts, academia and researchers come up with innovative solutions and perspectives. The objective of this dialogue is to aggregate opinion, best practices and build a collaborative platform to achieve scalable social and economic impact.
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BiharConnect’s news and analysis are sharply focused on socio-economic development of Bihar. Our team of writers includes experienced journalists with proven track records. We engage with domain experts and other stakeholders for in-depth analysis and commentary.
Dr Praveen K Singh
After having spent around two decades in active journalism, Dr Praveen K Singh is well-recognised as an expert on editorial strategy, media management and social outreach initiatives. As the founder of Rural Connect, a publication aimed at enlightening and edifying urban readers about the grassroots realities, he achieved several journalistic feats. He has held senior editorial positions across domains with country’s leading news brands including The Indian Express, The Times of India, India Today and Zee News. View Detailed Profile…
CEO & Editor
Gyanendra Keshri is Chief Executive Officer & Editor of Bihar Connect. He has over 15 years of experience in journalism having worked for diverse media streams in India and abroad. Gyanendra began his journalistic career in 2005 as a correspondent with Asian News International (ANI) and held senior editorial positions with news agency Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). He also worked as a senior correspondent with Qatar Tribune newspaper based in Doha. As a journalist he has travelled and reported from different challenging locations, including the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa and Europe. View Detailed Profile…
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