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.
Rajesh Mishra is a senior journalist currently working with Qatar Tribune, a Qatar-based daily. He has extensive experience of beat reporting as well editing and rewriting news reports and features in a journalistic career spanning about three decades. Having started his journalistic career as a sub-editor with Patriot newspaper in New Delhi way back in 1992, Mishra has also worked with prestigious newspaper Hindustan Times, Patna, and the premier news agency the Press Trust of India, New Delhi. For a short while he also served as the Bhubaneswar (Odisha) correspondent of iVision, a news agency catering to the electronic media. During his stint at Hindustan Times, Patna, Mishra was known for his flair for cultural reporting. However, he also wrote extensively on the state of affairs in education and health sectors of Bihar and did some investigative reports related to crime. In Qatar Tribune also, Mishra has covered different beats ranging from politics, education and health to construction sector as well as art and culture. Mishra’s varied interests have helped him in performing the role of a multi-faceted reporter.