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Union Government announces Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package for Bihar

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A special package of Rs 1,25,003 lakh crore was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Bihar state ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar for its growth and development, this package would change the “face and fate” of the State.

  • Rs 1.25 Lakh Crore with Rs 40,000 crore of the existing projects. This totals to Rs. 1.65 lakh crore for the development of Bihar.

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