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Bihar getting better than scenic Goa, claims Nitish Kumar

Press Trust of India
Nov 24, 2012 at 09:02pm IST

Patna: With setting up of 35 km of roads daily, "better than scenic Goa", Bihar is making faster strides on the path of development, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday. "The Bihar model of development is fast catching up the imagination of other states and also by foreign countries," Kumar said at a function after release of annual report card 2012.

"Ministers, officials and top industrial bodies are praising the Bihar model of development...with politicians and people of Pakistan, US and other countries evincing interest to learn from Bihar model of development reflect that the state is on the move," Kumar said sharing his excitement with those gathered.

The report card having details of progress in different departments during the year is part of the commitment made by the Chief Minister when he had assumed power for the first time in November 24, 2005.

Bihar getting better than scenic Goa, claims Nitish

Nitish Kumar said special emphasis was being given to agriculture for which an ambitious five year roadmap has been prepared.

The report released by the Chief Minister on Saturday in presence of Deputy Chief Minister SK Modi and the entire Cabinet was seventh. Stating that Bihar, earlier rated as a "laggard state", is fast moving on the path of development, Kumar said significant steps have been taken in all the sectors.

With his NDA coalition government completing second year in the second term, the Chief Minister said special emphasis was being given to agriculture for which an ambitious five year roadmap has been prepared and strengthening core infrastructure like road, power and drinking water.

With the state recently rocked by certain incidents, including protestors torching a few police stations in Madhubani over denial of a beheaded body to the family of a school boy, death of four persons in a firing by anti-socials in Araria and agitating contract teachers violently protesting during the Chief Minister's Adhikar rally, Kumar said, the law and order situation was in control.

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