Nitish Kumar aims for “smart villages”

Nitish Kumar aims for “smart villages”
19/12/2016 , by , in News/Views

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said his government has launched programmes to create ‘smart villages’ so that people do not need to move to cities.

“I do not know how a city could be made smart at a meager sum of Rs 500 crore over a period of five years. Anyways this is a Central government scheme,” he said at a meeting here in the fourth phase of his ‘Nishchay yatra’.

He said in the remaining four years of its term, his government aims at creating smart villages through implementation of “seven resolves” which have programmes for providing free electricity connection, toilets, drinking water, and sewage connection to all areas.

“When all villages of Bihar become smart, who would feel like moving to cities for better civic amenities?” the Chief Minister asked.

As part of the “Nishchay yatra” launched on November 9, Kumar is crisscrossing the state to take feedback on prohibition and also preparation for implementation of “seven resolves.”

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