Tag: Bihar

Bihar inks MoU with FSI for TOF field survey to promote agroforestry

NEW DELHI: To encourage tree plantation on farmland along with crops to help farmers get additional income, Bihar government in association with FSI has decided to conduct ‘Trees Outside Forest’ (TOF) field survey to identify the dominant tree species that are growing outside the recorded forest areas (RFA) in the state, an official said. As […]

Bihar will be among top 5 states in 2 years if given special status: Tejashwi Yadav

PATNA: Bihar can leapfrog to be counted among the top five states of the country in just two years if the Centre (Narendra Modi government or Central government) fulfills the long-standing demand for special status, Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav said on Saturday. The young RJD leader made the claim while complaining about inadequate central […]

Railways does not earn profit through passenger trains: Raosaheb Danv

JALNA: Union minister Raosaheb Danve has said that running passenger trains does not benefit the railways in terms of revenue, and added that the central government runs these services for the convenience of people. The Minister of State for Railways also said that the national transporter tries to make up for the losses incurred due […]

Tata Power Solar Systems launches off-grid solar solutions in Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand

NEW DELHI: Tata Power Solar Systems on Wednesday announced the launch of cost-efficient solar off-grid solutions in West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand. Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd (TPSSL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL). The off-grid solutions provide a combination of high-efficient solar modules, inverters and batteries and are available […]

Bihar has made extensive use of technology to combat  pandemic: Jibesh Kumar

NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the worst times in many decades, but one silver lining is that the COVID-19 crisis pushed companies and governments over the technology tipping point—and forever changed business. It has brought about 5 years of change in digitization in just over a year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, technology […]

Bihar-born Pankaj Kumar appointed as new chief secretary of Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: Odisha-born senior IAS officer Pankaj Kumar has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary to the Gujarat government, an official from the state General Administration department said on Friday. A 1986-batch IAS officer, Kumar (59) will replace Anil Mukim, who is retiring from service on August 31, and will take charge on the same […]

Five more states get additional borrowing of Rs. 2,094 crore

NEW DELHI: Reform linked additional borrowing permissions are stimulating reforms in Power Sector in the states. As a part of reform process, five more states namely, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have successfully met the target set by the Ministry of Power for reduction in Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses or achieved the […]

Patna Medical College Hospital to get Rs 5540 crore ‘world class’ makeover

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday launched an ambitious project that aims to upgrade the Patna Medical College Hospital and make the largest public health care centre in the state “world class”. At a function held inside the historical PMCH campus, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of the 5462-bed hospital coming […]

Indian Air Force to buy 83 Tejas Light Combat aircrafts from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Rs 45,696 crore

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet met under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today and has approved procurement of 73 LCA Tejas Mk-1A fighter aircrafts and 10 LCA Tejas Mk-1 Trainer aircrafts at the cost of Rs. 45,696 Crore along with Design and Development of Infrastructure sanctions worth Rs.1,202 crore. “The CCS […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Koilwar Bridge over Sone river in Bihar worth Rs 266 crore

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport and Highways  Minister Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the three lane 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge over Sone river in Bihar through Video Conferencing today. A sum of Rs 266 crore has been spent on the bridge. The existing two lane bridge for both rail and road traffic is 138 years […]

Bihar develops cold storage in Nalanda Medical College

PATNA: In order to store Covid vaccines, the health department of Bihar has developed a cold storage in Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), an official said. Health department special secretary Manoj Kumar said, “The ministry has acquired three storeys building of NMCH and waiting for the vaccines from the Centre. We have adequate infrastructure […]

ECL official dies during CBI raid at his residence in coal-smuggling racket case

KOLKATA: Even as the CBI raided 45 locations across West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand on Saturday in connection with a coal-smuggling racket, a security official of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) died during a search operation at his residence. Deceased Dhananjay Roy was posted as a Security Inspector at the state-run firm in Kunustoria […]

Bihar lacking basic infrastructures to attract investors

NEW DELHI: Despite the NDA government claiming significant development in the state, the Bihar Chamber of Commerce (BCC) feels the eastern state lacks basic infrastructure to attract investors. Speaking to IANS, Amit Mukherjee, Secretary General of BCC, said: “The overall industrial environment is not impressive in Bihar. Developing industrial corridors requires wide roads not less […]

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