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In a commendable move Nitish has decided to approach Mittal for investments in Bihar. Business Standard reported that “Nitish Kumar has decided to approach global steel majors, including Mittal Steel, and urge them to set up a steel plant in the state near its border with Jharkhand, close to Nawada.

Kumar has told The Indus Entrepreneurs, a global not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting entrepreneurship that it should help in Bihar’s efforts to find a company that will invest in a steel plant.Ramesh Yadava, a Silicon Valley rofessional, who is deeply interested in developing Bihar and was used by former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad as a points person for the state in the US, is said to be exploring options, including approaching the Mittal group.

I think it’s a much awaited move which was very much lacking in our State leadership. Nitish has a big challenge of not only inviting investment in Bihar but also ensuring that the vigour for sustaining the momentum is also installed in the system.

Some of the finest example of leadership driven action are to be learnt from our neighbouring state West Bengal and UP. I am reminded of the initial effort which was put by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee to revive industrialization in West Bengal.

In fact he is believed to have spoken directly to CEO’s of top MNC’s assuring them of all possible assistance and personally monitoring plans and development projects of all MNC's. We have many such examples of pro active leaders from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

It was also refreshing to see the interview of MR G. S. KANG; CHIEF SECRETARY OF BIHAR in Hindu Business line where he spoke about the revival of Bihar. He spoke about the various development initiatives in Bihar. Some of highlights of the interview were industrialization, power and infrastructure.

You can read the complete interview here.

Update on Raghav Radio:


After reading about the plight of Raghav Mahto and his Radio Raghav FM Mansoorpur 1, members of the Indian diaspora are contacting Mahto and the media in the state to find out how they can help revive the station.

Some NRIs are ready to fork out money.Radio Raghav had been beaming popular programmes from Mansoorpur village in Vaishali district for the past three years and enjoyed a loyal clientele, drawn from all sections of the society.

Ajay Kapoor, an NRI in Britain, approached Bihartimes.com, a popular news portal of the state, and sought contact details of Mahto. Another NRI, Pranesh Sinha, has apparently offered to pay the money Mahto needs to get a radio licence. "I read about this talented man," Sinha said. "I am really interested in helping him."


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