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Jairam announces special package for rural development

Press Trust of India
Jul 06, 2013 at 03:13pm IST

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Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday announced a special package of Rs.4,130 crore for rural development in Bihar.

"The central government will provide this amount for rural development in Bihar," Jairam Ramesh told reporters.

The minister is on a two-day visit to the state to take stock of rural development projects.

Jairam announces special package for rural development

Jairam announces special package for rural development

"It is the biggest financial package for rural development in Bihar in the last 12 years," Jairam Ramesh said.

He also announced that the below poverty line (BPL) quota in allotment of houses under the social welfare programme Indira Awas Yojna would end from April 1 next year.

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