Patna: In a significant development, the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday saw the approval of a total of 35 agendas, covering a wide range of crucial issues and developmental projects. Among the key decisions, an allocation of Rs 77 crore was sanctioned for water drainage in Arrah under the Urban Development Department. Additionally, an amount of Rs 74.42 crore was approved for the construction of the Bettiah-Narkatiyaganj Gaunaha Bazar road.
The Chief Minister’s Nari Shakti Yojana also received a green light during the cabinet meeting. As part of this initiative, the construction of women’s hostels in five divisional headquarters—Gaya, Darbhanga, Patna, and Muzaffarpur—will take place, aimed at providing safe and secure accommodation for women in the state.
During the meeting, the cabinet granted approval for the creation of five posts of various categories in addition to those already existing in the Bihar Information Commission. Another noteworthy decision was the permission granted to Sulabh International for the construction of toilets and bathrooms in all Government Medical College Hospitals and Sadar Hospital.
However, the cabinet meeting also addressed matters of disciplinary actions within the Health Department. The services of several doctors were terminated, including Ashok Kumar Singh and Ravi Kumar Anand Kumar.
Under the Smart City initiative, societies are set to be formed in Bhagalpur, Patna, Muzaffarpur, and Bihar Sharif. These societies are expected to play a pivotal role in the urban development and improvement of living conditions for the residents of these cities.
In a move to address housing needs, the cabinet meeting decided to provide housing benefits to 1735 displaced families under the Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas Yojana.
@IPRD_Bihar 25/07/2023 की प्रमुख खबरें:— IPRD Bihar (@IPRD_Bihar) July 25, 2023
👉मुख्यमंत्री की अध्यक्षता में बिहार कैबिनेट की बैठक
👉कुल 35 एजेंडों पर लगाई गयी मुहर
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Furthermore, under the Agriculture Road Map Fourth, the cabinet approved the withdrawal of Rs 119 crore for the Agricultural Mechanization Scheme in the current financial year. This move is aimed at enhancing agricultural practices and boosting productivity in the state’s farming sector.
The Bihar Fasal Sahayata Yojana also received approval to extend benefits to vegetable crops, showcasing the government’s commitment to supporting farmers across different agricultural segments.
माननीय मुख्यमंत्री @NitishKumar की अध्यक्षता में कैबिनेट की बैठक संपन्न। कुल 35 एजेंडों पर लगी मुहर। बैठक के बाद मीडियाकर्मियों को विस्तृत जानकारी देते आमिर सुबहानी, मुख्य सचिव, बिहार ।#BiharCabinetSecretariat2023#BiharCabinetSecretariatDept pic.twitter.com/4ZhHMfVanQ— IPRD Bihar (@IPRD_Bihar) July 25, 2023
In a bid to ensure equitable compensation and recognition, the cabinet granted approval to make the salaries and honorariums of chairpersons, vice-chairpersons, and members of various commissions and boards under the state government equal to the salaries of the chairman and members of the Bihar Public Service Commission.
The major agenda discussed in the cabinet are as follows
- “Development Boost: Rs 74.42 Crore Approved for Bettiah-Narkatiyaganj Gaunaha Bazar Road Construction”
- “Empowering Women: Women’s Hostels to be Built in 5 Divisional Headquarters under Chief Minister’s Nari Shakti Yojana”
- “Sulabh International to Construct Toilets in Government Hospitals as Cabinet Takes Sanitation Measures”
- “Health Department Takes Strict Action: Services of Multiple Doctors Terminated”
- “Smart City Initiatives Expand: Societies to be Formed in Bhagalpur, Patna, Muzaffarpur, and Bihar Sharif”
- “Housing for Displaced Families: Cabinet Approves Benefits under Mukhyamantri Gramin Awas Yojana”
- “Agricultural Advancement: Rs 119 Crore Sanctioned for Agricultural Mechanization Scheme”
- “Supporting Farmers: Bihar Fasal Sahayata Yojana Extends Benefits to Vegetable Crops”
- “Equitable Compensation: State Government Equalizes Salaries of Commission and Board Members with BPSC”
The decisions made in the cabinet meeting are expected to have far-reaching implications on the state’s infrastructure development, social welfare, and overall governance. As the approved projects and schemes take shape, the government aims to address key challenges and further progress on the path of inclusive growth and development for the people of Bihar.