The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today announced a Rs. 1.25 lakh crore development package for Bihar. He said an additional Rs. 40,000 crore was also being invested in the state through various projects under implementation.
He was speaking at the launch of several development projects at Arrah in Bihar. The Prime Minister unveiled plaques for the dedication to the nation and foundation stones of 11 National Highway projects. He also inaugurated 22 Skill Training Centres, and unveiled the foundation stone for Regional Vocational Training Institute for women, Patna.
The Prime Minister said the projects being launched today would transform the face of Bihar in the days to come. He said his Government does not think in compartments.
The Prime Minister mentioned the Make in India programme and the fact that foreign investment was being promised. In this context he mentioned the commitment of the UAE Government. He added that skill development and assured power supply were essential for the success of Make in India and ensuring employment. He also mentioned his call for Start Up India, Stand Up India. He said Dalit and Adivasi entrepreneurs should be encouraged by banks. He said this was the holistic vision with which his Government was working.
The Prime Minister said farmer welfare is essential for agriculture to develop. He said the Agriculture Ministry was now being renamed and reoriented as the Ministry for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.
The Prime Minister said that for India to progress, the eastern part of India had to move forward.