Committed to fast development: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Independence Day

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hoisted the national flag in Patna to mark the Independence Day.

IANS August 15, 2016 11:39:03 IST
Committed to fast development: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Independence Day

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday hoisted the national flag in Patna to mark the Independence Day and said that he is committed to the fast development of the state.

Committed to fast development Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Independence Day

File image of Nitish Kumar. Reuters

He said 'Sushasan' (good governance) has been established in Bihar and his government is doing everything for just development.

"Our resolve is Bihar's development. The state is developing fast and it is for everyone to realise," Nitish Kumar said.

With reference to the 'seven resolves' of his government, Nitish Kumar said the state government has already fulfilled one resolve — providing 35 percent reservation to women in government jobs.

The government has also initiated works for providing tap water and electricity to all households and constructing toilets, he said.

"By February 2017, we will provide facility of free wi-fi in all college campuses," he said.

Nitish Kumar said his government's decision to ban liquor trade and consumption is bringing about a social change in the state. "Liquor ban has helped to change environment in villages. It is a beginning of a social change and reform."

He sought help of all sections to enforce liquor ban in Bihar as a model for the country.

Nitish Kumar said the state had developed in the last one decade in all sectors, including education, health and agriculture.

Bihar's economy has improved in recent years as reflected in its high growth rate and development, he said.

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