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(18-August, 2015 12:57 IST )

Prime Minister’s Bihar Package 2015 – Rs 1,25,003 crore


 

Bihar has unlimited potential! It can invigorate the entire nation. Bihar’s development is a top priority. India will fully develop only when the Eastern part of India develops.” – PM Narendra Modi

 

Sectors

Amount

Highlights

Farmer’s Welfare

 

Rs 3,094 cr

·         Up-gradation of Rajendra Prasad Agriculture University to Central University, creation of new Research Centre

·         Development of Fisheries, Farm water management, Storage capacity, Farm mechanisation, Seed production systems

·         Construction of new Godowns for foodgrains

Education

Rs 1,000 cr

·         Central University near Bhagalpur

·         IIM at Bodhgaya

Skill Development

Rs 1,550 cr

·         Establishment of Mega Skill University

·         Training of 1 lakh youth

Health

Rs 600 cr

·         Up-gradation of 3 medical colleges at Patna, Bhagalpur, Gaya

Electricity

Rs 16,130 cr

·         1,300 MW new power plant at Buxor

·         Electrification of villages under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Vidyut Yojana (sufficient for farms, uninterrupted for homes)

·         Electrification of towns-cities under Integrated Power Development Scheme

Rural Roads

Rs 13,820 cr

·         22,500 kms of Rural Roads

Highways

Rs 54,713 cr

·         2,775 kms of National Highways (four-laning & widening)

·         Construction of Bridges (across Ganga, Sone, Kosi)

·         Construction of 12 Rail overbridges

Railways

Rs 8,870 cr

·         Doubling and Tripling of 676 kms of Railway line

·         Electrification of 574 kms

Airports

Rs 2,700 cr

·         Construction of new airport at Patna

·         Development of airports at Gaya, Raxaul, Purnea

Digital Bihar

 

Rs 449 cr

·         Software Technology Parks, Rural BPOs, Training Centres

·         1,000 new Mobile towers to increase coverage and quality

·         30 WiFi hotspots across prominent tourist places

·         Common Service Centres to be scaled up from 8,800 to 26,000

Petroleum & Gas

Rs 21,476 cr

·         Expansion of Barauni Refinery + new Petrochemical Plant

·         Construction of Gas pipelines, new LPG plants and massive expansion in domestic LPG connections

·         Petrol-Diesel pipeline from Raxaul to Nepal

Tourism

Rs 600 cr

·         Development of 7 Tourist circuits

Total

Rs 1,25,003 cr

 

Other Investments

 

Category

Amount

Unspent amount of 2013 Package (of Rs 12,000 cr)

Rs 8,282 cr

Ongoing works of National Highways      

Rs 12,375 cr

UMPP (Ultra Mega Power Project) in Banka       under PPP

Rs  20,000 cr

Total

Rs  40,657 cr

 

 

Tax Relief on new Capital Investment for galvanizing Industrial Development

 

Prime Minister’s Bihar Package over and above on-going national social sector schemes: Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Sukanya Samruddhi Yojana, MUDRA, Free LPG connections to BPL, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan and so on

 

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