Bihar government will spend 20 thousand crores on development schemes

A total amount of Rs 20,531 crore 82 lakh 72 thousand will be appropriated from the Consolidated Fund through the supplementary budget from the Bihar Legislative Council on Friday from the Bihar Appropriation (No.-4) Bill, 2021. Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Tarkishore Prasad told the House that this would give uninterrupted momentum to the development plans of Bihar.

He said that economic activities have improved in the country as well as in the state due to the unmatched achievements of vaccination and coming out of the crisis of Covid-19. As a result of this, the implementation of schemes in the state is going on at a fast pace. Provision has also been made in the second supplementary budget for the proportionate amount of state share against centrally sponsored schemes and central share received from the Government of India. Supplementary provision of Rs 5348 crore has been made mainly in the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, National Health Mission, Mid-Day Meal Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana etc. He said that the important schemes of the state government are Gangajal Udvah Yojna for drinking water, Patna Metro Rail Project, Mukhyamantri Balika Protsahan Yojana, Saat Nischay Yojana, Chief Minister Gram Sampark Yojana, flood control, A supplementary provision of Rs.6773 crore has been made for irrigation generation project etc. In the light of the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission to provide better health facilities to the common man at the local level, a total supplementary provision of Rs.1117 crores has been released.