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Cool Bihari: April 2006

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Support these Kids

In a small dingy room in Gaya along the mud-splattered pathways of Ishwarpur, the nimble fingers of an enthusiastic five-year-old play adroitly on a Tabla, a traditional percussion instrument.
This report suggests that many budding young musicians are slogging it out despite poverty and lack of facilities. All eager to treasure the legacy passed on to them as a practice being followed through generations.
These children come from poor families where the parents are often daily-wage labourers instead of any rich family where kids enjoy learning music classes during summer vacations paying hefty fees. They come to attend their music classes religiously following family tradition of learning music.
Even if many of the parents have left the village for better prospects in cities or far off places, some have opted to send their kids to learn music from volunteers. "We are earnestly teaching these children music because music is a means to win the biggest of hearts be it a criminal or God. We treat this as a prayer.
And the children are contributing," said Dev Anand, a music teacher. "Kids are learning with devotion, but there is hardly any future for them. Good results are unlikely if one is always worried about his or her food. Students are living a life without any facility at their disposal and security about future, but still they are maintaining a tradition. But for how long can this continue?
Music is a strict discipline. It needs both dedication and time at leisure. It is learnt in a carefree not in a constant tension about livelihood," says Pandit Rameshwar Pathak, a senior musician. The village has contributed a few musicians to the national stage but Pandit says that glory is long gone. With virtually no governmental support, it would be foolhardy to expect an encore.

We need people who can come forward to help them ....

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bihar Needs Investment

Prakash Jha is going full steam to support Nitish in building a Brand New Bihar.He has offered to construct a four-lane highway in Bihar - a project no private company wants to execute due to the prevailing poor law and order condition.

‘This is the first time we have received a formal offer to construct roads since Nitish Kumar became chief minister nearly five months ago,’ an official told IANS.

The government is likely to float tenders for a highway between Vaishali and Muzaffarpur districts in north Bihar in May, said an official of the state road construction department.

When a tender was floated for the Rs.4 billion project in 2004, no private bidder applied for it.Government officials admitted that private construction companies were not willing to take up the project due to a perception that Bihar was India’s most lawless state.

Jha’s offer came after Nitish Kumar invited private companies to construct roads on a ‘build, operate and transfer’ (BOT) basis.

Jha has submitted his bid to the government on behalf of a Mumbai-based private company to convert the 47 km Hajipur-Muzaffarpur highway into a four-lane super expressway.

Jha had earlier announced his plan to build several multiplexes in Patna, after the government announced a three-year tax rebate to private investors who set up multiplexes in the state. The government has already allotted land for multiplexes.

In another news the State govt has chalked out a plan to develop Greater Patna on the pattern of National Capital Region (NCR) by including Hajipur, Danapur, Fatuha, and some other neighboring towns for a total of 74,000 acres of land within its range.

The plan under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Development Scheme will involve construction of many new residential subdivisions, shopping centers, hospitals, parks, schools, and playgrounds, among other things, Urban Development Minister Ashwini Kumar Chaubey said adding the Patna Regional Development Authority (PRDA) had already begun the ground work on a detailed master plan.
There are also provisions for converting the areas near Patna Junction including the existing New Market and the old Bankipore Jail into posh shopping malls and multiplexes, Chaubey said.
The minister, however, admitted that the proposed plan to build a Marine Drive type boulevard along the Ganges in Patna had hit some snags as the government was still waiting for the NRIs to step in and invest in the Rs. 500 crore project to turn the dream into a reality.

Bihar needs investment and its time industry and NRI's realise that they can play a very vital role in bridging the gap between the have's and have not's of our society by coming forward and investing in Bihar.

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Friday, April 21, 2006

Cool Bihari Girl

In on of my earlier posts I’d mentioned about Neetu a Patna girl who worked in Garam Masal and has been recently selected by Madhur Bhandarkar for his new movie 'Signal'.

Neetu is a local Patnaiya from Patliputra who passed out from Notre Dame in 2001 and did her college from IP in Delhi. She has done dozens of ads and video films for reputed firms since her graduation days in Delhi's IP College. "I am thrilled to have bagged the lead female role," Neetu told TOI on phone from Mumbai. She plays the character of an innocent street seller from a small town of Rajasthan in the movie.

Ironical though it may sound, Neetu says her USP has been the fact that she is a Bihari. "People laugh the moment you say you are from Bihar,"she says, adding she is hardly bothered. "I have studied in Delhi, but I always introduce myself as one hailing from Bihar," says the upcoming actress who, incidentally, has also been a Taekwondo champ.
"Bihar has given several renowned artistes, but unfortunately it's known more for politics and poverty," the Bihari bala laments and adds there are many an aspiring model and actor from Bihar who are struggling to make their presence felt in Bollywood, but they usually hide their identity.
Neetu's father, a businessman, was initially reluctant to let her pursue a career in the glamworld. But her mother, Meera, stood by her. Not surprisingly, Neetu attributes her success to her mother, a native of Raxaul in Bihar.It seems Neetu has all the punch for being a true cool bihari girl….

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Folk legend Departs

Folk singer Vindhyawasini Devi, who enthralled lovers of Bhojpuri, Magadh and Maithili music for nearly seven decades, died in her sleep in the wee hours on Tuesday. She was 85. Mrs. Devi, who had been suffering from old age-related ailments for quite some time.

Vindhyawasini, whose 'Piya la de resham ke dori' is etched in the minds of music aficionados, is survived by two sons, a daughter and several grandchildren, family sources said.

The last rites of the Padmashree winner was performed by her eldest son at Patna's Gulbi Ghat on late Tuesday evening. Among those who participated in her last rites included leaders, artists, singers, teachers, journalists, and a large number of her fans.
Known for her fabulous folk songs and thumris, Vindhyawasini Devi was born in Sitamarhi. She did her initial schooling in Muzaffarpur and in 1944, graduated from the Bharatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth in Lucknow.
Her tenure as the music producer at Patna Radio Station began in 1955 and lasted till 1980.In 1954, she was honored by the coveted Sangeet Natak Academy and in 1974 she was bestowed with the envious Padmashree award.In her long musical career, Mrs. Devi sang songs depicting Indian mythology, colors and moods of changing seasons, religious and wedding songs, and bhajans including lending voice to several actresses on the silver screen.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi have condoled the death of the singer.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Bodh Gaya set for a face lift

Some time back when I was walking through the by lanes Bodh Gaya a unique sense of pride and passion filled my heart when I standing in front of the huge statue of Lord Buddha.At the same time the inhospitable road route and abject poverty around the place really makes a sad picture of the city which is a world heritage city.It seems finally the days of revial are here and in a significant move a master plan has been formulated to rectify its haphazard growth down the years and conserve its historical, cultural and archaeological importance.

In the wake of the town earning the UNESCO-granted distinction of being a World Heritage Site, state-run urban planner Housing and Urban Development Corporation has prepared a development plan 2031 that visualises Bodhgaya as a 'world Buddhist centre', a pilgrim destination and a green and healthy place.As per the conditions on which the World Heritage Site status has been granted to Bodhgaya, the master plan states that there will be no new construction within one kilometer radius of the Maha Bodhi Temple and this zone will be treated as a special area.

"Building by-laws applicable in other parts of the city will not be applicable here," said HUDCO Executive Director (Design and Development) R K Safaya, who is in-charge of framing the master plan.

He said the master plan also requires that all shops located outside the temple walls be shifted to an area beyond one kilometer of the over 2000-year-old monument.

"Commercial complexes are being built right outside the one kilometer radius of the temple, which have been designated as Nodes 1 and 2, where the shops near the temple will be shifted," Safaya said.

In another development "The Union tourism minister Ambika Soni's grand plans to develop the Buddhist circuit by laying world class road network, construct modern budget and higher-end hotels, facilitating direct rail links and air services to Bodh Gaya speaks of nothing, but turning of the wheel. Soni, who visited Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda along with a high-level official delegation, pressed upon the state machinery to augment the tourist infrastructure in the state.
"We must create a world class road network in Bihar linking Bodh Gaya, the seat of Buddha's enlightenment, to other historic sites related to his life. To begin with, the roads from Bodh Gaya to Rajgir to Nalanda to Vaishali must be of world class," the minister said.

While inspecting the Mahabodhi and Bodh Gaya temples, Soni said the airport has to be developed. "I will take up with the civil aviation minister the matter of the possibility of Indian airlines operating from Gaya and exploring possibilities of rail link via Chennai and Guwahati. This year, we have to expedite the work to ensure that by the next Kalchakra Parv, Gaya becomes a well planned city," she added.
Amitabh Kant, joint secretary in ministry of tourism, said most of the Buddhist circuit generated markets catering to global travellers, for which we need a world class infrastructure. "We too need to develop that to drive the state and country's tourism with value and volume," he said.

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Patna Trivia

Some interesting links were shared by Vivek and T V Sinha on Cool Bihari group this week.Vivek sent this Wikipedia link in which has an interesting info on another Patna in Scotland .

Patna, population 2298, is a village in East Ayrshire.

It was established in 1802 by William Fullarton, to provide housing for workers on the coal-fields of his estate. Fullarton's father had worked as an employee of the British East India Company, and the town takes its name from the city of Patna in India.

Patna lies south east of Ayr on the A713 to Castle Douglas just north of Dalmellington between the villages of Polnessan and Waterside at the junction with the road to Kirkmichael and the River Doon flows through the village.

TV Sinha shared that in US also they have a city called Patna in- Virginia state.He further went on to elaborate aboute the the fact that
"Incidentally, both the UK and the US Patna’s have a rice connection.Patna is known for its rice in the west - patna rice is recognized farmore than Dehradoon or basmati. These towns were setup by European rice traders who after making their fortune by dealing in Patna ricereturned home.Is is a very sad commentary on our thinking and lack ofentrepreneurship that we have not been able to exploit this greatgeographic indicator.
If you wish to know more, read here

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Centre's assistance for Tourism

The Centre has decided to allocate Rs 50 crore to Bihar as part of its collaborative effort to promote and bring a turnaround in the state's tourism, particularly to tap its Buddhist sites.

This move is in pursuance of president APJ Abdul Kalam's 10 point mission to transform the state's economy. The Rs 50 crore amount is part of the Centre's total outlay of Rs 500 crore to boost tourism in all states in the current fiscal.

"President Kalam himself spoke to me on the prospect of development of tourism in Bihar. The Union government will give priority to development of tourism, particularly the Buddhist sites in the state," Union tourism and culture minister Ambika Soni told reporters on Wednesday night after an hour long discussion with chief minister Nitish Kumar.

The Buddhist sites of Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Vaishali formed important components of development of "Buddhist Circuit" as part of "Incredible India" and "Walk with Buddha" tourism campaigns.

A total of 87,50,541 tourists including 63, 321 foreigners visited Bihar in 2005-06, official statistics said.

It is believed that Satellite imagery could be put to use for exploration in and around the ruins of the ancient Nalanda University, with experts feeling that the remains of the Buddhist seat of learning already excavated are just the tip of the iceberg.

While the current extent of the more than 2500-year-old Nalanda ruins is 1.6 square kilometre, the oldest university in the world is believed to have been spread over a much bigger area.

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Another Bihari Girl in News

It’s such a pleasant surprise to see another Bihari girl in news after the wide media coverage which Jaya -IIM-L, got last month.

Another Bihari girl Neetu has been chosen bu Madhur Bhandarkar to play the female lead opposite Kunal Kemmu in his next, Signal, after a marathon search. The director has signed model-turned-actress Neetu Chandra for the film which is the last of the trilogy Madhur is making, on Mumbai.

Madhur auditioned more than 20 girls before signing Neetu. “We have cast Neetu in the film. She gave a good screen test. She has dusky look that I wanted, and she fits the character. I will have to conduct an acting workshop for her. I will also conducting a workshop for all the street children who will be participating in the film,” says Madhur.
Neetu made her debut in Priyadarshan's Garam Masala. “Signing Madhur's film is like a dream-come-true for a newcomer like me,” says Neetu. “I read an article in Mumbai Mirror (March 26), which stated that he was looking for someone like Smita Patil. So, I gathered confidence and called up Madhur. He called me over for a screen test and asked me to say some dialogue.

I am from Bihar, so my Hindi is chaste and I guess Madhur liked that, apart from my dusky look, of course. He told me that he was looking for a face like Smita Patil, which would have the innocence of Manisha Koirala.”Neetu has recently acted in Shreya Ghoshal's music video. “The video is yet to come on air,” she says.

Is she looking forward to attending the acting workshop? “Yes,” she replies. "I play the character of a girl embroiders clothes. She is earthy and sensitive. Since the day I have signed the film, I have started observing women at traffic signals. I don't want to let Madhur down.”Neetu has seen all of Madhur's films. “ Madhur has asked me to watch Mani Ratnam's Bombay and Shyam Benegal's Mandi and Ankur,” she adds. Madhur will start shooting for the film by the end of this month at Nitin Desai Studio, where a huge set of a Mumbai traffic signal has been erected.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Industrialists Showing Keen interest In Bihar

It appears that industry has really paid heed to the Bihar calling message of the new govt. in Bihar. Some of the country's top trading and financial institutions have expressed their eagerness to give Bihar a try.
A select group of the country's top industrialists recently participated in a FICCI-sponsored meet — "Bihar Investment Promotion Campaign Programme" — in New Delhi. In an interaction with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, they discussed wide-ranging proposals to invest in different sectors, including the hospitality industry.
The industry bigwigs who met Nitish Kumar included Bharti Telecom (Airtel) Jt MD Rajan Bharti Mittal, hotelier Lalit Suri, Xpro chairman Siddharth Birla, Bata chairman P M Sinha and Apollo Tyres CMD Onkar S Kanwar. Bihar's resident commissioner in Delhi C K Mishra told TOI on Monday that Indian Leasing Finance Services (ILFS) was preparing a project report for setting up a textile park in Bihar.
"Several top industrial houses, including the Birlas, have shown keen interest in the textile park project which would be a one-stop mega manufacturing centre for export items — from thread to garments," Mishra said. "Similarly, hotelier Lalit Suri has also evinced keen interest in setting up star hotels in the Buddhist circuit, including Patna."
Some of the investors discussed the idea of town planning such as setting up projects like Greater Patna. Several others, including Fortis, expressed their desire to build and operate state-of-art hospitals in the state, said the resident commissioner. Over a dozen prospective investors have so far submitted concrete project reports to invest in various sectors like real estate, energy, health, food processing, entertainment, roads and educational institutions. They are interested in getting land in prime locations for their projects.
Noted filmmaker Prakash Jha has already taken lead — as a facilitator — by getting Manmohan Shetty's Adlabs agree to set up a series of shopping malls-cum-multiplexes in Patna and other cities in the state. CM Nitish Kumar is likely to lay the foundation stone of the first such project adjacent to the industrial estate at Pataliputra Colony in the state capital on April 27

In another announcement “Selvel, announced its decision to build two pedestrian bridges in the capital – one outside Patna Junction near the Mahavir Temple and the other one connecting the Maurya Lok Shopping Complex to the other side towards Chhajjubagh.

Some more good news as Japan has made a proposal to revive the historic Nalanda University in Bihar as a major international school of learning.The proposal was made by a 30-member Japanese delegation comprising leaders from the field of politics, business, education and culture which met Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan here on Tuesday.
The delegation, led by D S Uchide, wanted the minister to take the lead and assured that ‘‘they will initiate the process of fund raising and other support in rebuilding the world famous institution of education’’, a Lok Janshakti Party release said.At the Buddha Jayanti celebrations organised by Mahabodhi society here on Monday, Paswan supported the idea mooted by the society’s president B K Modi to give citizenship to Buddhist Tibetans, who had been living in India for decades, the release said.
The Central government, after a delay of nearly a year and a half, on Tuesday, issued a tender for the construction of a software park in Patna – a project that had been stuck in the political red-tape since the former Chief Minister Mrs. Rabri Devi announced its set up back in November 2004.The tender was issued by the Software Technology Park of India (STPI) under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to build the administrative building at the New Government Polytechnic Complex in Pataliputra Colony in Patna, state Science and Technology minister Anil Kumar Sinha said.
To be built at the cost of Rs. 30 crore on a three acre land, the work on the project is expected to begin within a month, Sinha said.Despite having been sanctioned the land and Rs. 1 crore for the project in November 2004, the project had been gathering dust because of political uncertainty in Bihar. However, since coming into power last November, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had been applying pressure on the UPA government to provide the much-needed momentum to the project that finally yielded result on Tuesday.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Patna Ya Patliputra:The New Debate

The new found zeal for changing the look and feel of Bihar has finally lead to another call, demand for change of name of Patna as Patliputra.After nearly two decades, a demand to rename Bihar capital Patna as Patliputra has resurfaced.
The attempt to mobilise people's support for the renaming has once again come from Gen (Retd) S.K. Sinha, the governor of Jammu and Kashmir who hails from Bihar and had initiated a campaign for the renaming in the 1980s."People have to put pressure on the government to rename Patna to Pataliputra," said Sinha who was visiting the city to attend a function and address a seminar. He also hinted at seeking help from Biharis outside the state.He said if Bombay could become Mumbai, Madras Chennai and Calcutta Kolkata, why can't Patna become Pataliputra."All the three big cities changed their name but nothing was done to rename Patna as Pataliputra," he said."Pataliputra was the capital of India for nearly 1,000 years. It came into existence in 487 BC, it has given many things to the world," said Sinha.
He said on the other hand the name Patna had a history of hardly 500 years and the city acquired the status of state capital only in 1911 during British rule.About his efforts for renaming in the 1980s, he said: "Over a hundred thousand people had endorsed the move by putting their signature and the state government also approved the proposal.
But the central government failed to respond to it."Patna has been known by different names through the centuries. The city of Pataliputra, which was the capital of the Magadh empire, had two older names, Pushpapur and Kusumpur, both meaning the city of flowers. Patali also means a flower. During the medieval period, it was renamed Azeemabad.
Nothing wrong with the move but the fact remains that"Naam mein Kya rakha hai".

Bihar at Take off Stage

For the first time in more than 18 years, a chief minister of Bihar met a group of industrialists from FICCI, inviting them to invest in business opportunities in the state.
Addressing a gallery of infrastructure, hotel, pharma, textile and alcohol industry players, Nitish Kumar, five months in the CM’s saddle, unleashed a flurry of aces with one point to make — ‘‘Bihar has changed’’.
He hastened to add: ‘‘If you don’t believe that, at least believe that things are changing’’. Unveiling a series of initiatives for industrial investment such as the Single Window Clearance Act, Kumar said: ‘‘A development commissioner will be the single-point person for all investment proposals and if any government department doesn’t grant approvals within set limits, proposals will be ‘deemed’ cleared.’’
Industrial policy initiatives apart, Kumar also emphasised that the law and order situation has improved considerably. He lined up a series of measures, implemented and proposed: ‘‘The fear has gone from people’s minds. In a case of kidnapping at Gopalganj in January, within 93 days, the culprits have been arrested, chargesheeted, tried and convicted. We are speeding up trials for Arms Act convictions. In cases of criminals out on bail with other cases pending against them, we are arguing for bail cancellations.’’

He made it clear that he didn’t expect industry to come to the state for ‘‘charity’’ — public investment would be high with or without private investment. ‘‘The state on its own will invest Rs 2,000 crore on pucca roads for rural villages with populations of 500 or more.’’
Planning Commission member and chairman of the Special Task Force on Bihar Satish Jha echoed him. ‘‘Bihar is at a take-off stage. You (industry) will come to Bihar not as a sympathiser, but seeing your own business and profitability on a competitive basis,’’ he said.
Former Planning Commission member N K Singh supported Bihar’s case, saying, ‘‘Bihar is the first state to have a Single Window Clearance Act for investments and an Infrastructure Act. If all this is possible in two months, we are looking at an upward journey of exponential growth and Bihar can accelerate India’s GDP growth rather than drag it down like in the past.’’ More on this here

In another development initiative the state government is likely to seek financial assistance worth Rs 3,000 crore from the Centre to renovate 2,455 kms of newly-converted national highways (NHs) in the state. Under NH Development Plan-phase one, nearly 206 km long roads have been brought under Golden Quadrilateral Project.
These roads which pass through Mohania, Sasaram, Dehri-on-Sone, Aurangabad, Dobhi and Barachatti are being developed into four-lane roads by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). The NHAI has already completed its works on 181 km long roads, according to RCD sources. The work on the remaining portion which includes construction of a fly-over and three big bridges would be completed by June this year.
Under the NH Development Plan-phase two, 513.30 km roads passing through Gopalganj, Piprakothi, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Forbesganj, Araria, Purnia and Kishanganj have been brought under East West Corridor Project. The state government has extended every possible help to NHAI in this regard. After the completion of this work, Bihar would have two four-lane corridor.More on this here and here.

Friday, April 07, 2006

It's show time :-)

Oh the ball seems to be rolling at quiet a good pace now. After the regular gyan ke batein the new Sarkar has finally taken the plunge to some serious E-Governance initiatives. It is believed that keeping up with his pledge to push the state into the computer age and introduce what is being dubbed as 'e-governance', the Nitish government placed the order for one hundred Dell laptops from Malaysia at the cost of Rs. 75,000-80,000 each to be given to officials at commissioner and secretary level.

The computers with Microsoft Windows XP as its operating system was ordered by the state Science and Technology department at the behest of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who is resolute on the use of computers in managing Bihar affairs efficiently and effectively while also promising to hold daily video-conferencing with district party leaders.

In the first phase, all the top bureaucrats at commissioner and secretary level will receive the computers. Later, the scheme would be expanded down to other officials of various departments, sources said.Works are already in progress to turn the Chief Minister's bungalow, his office, chief secretary's office and his conference hall into a high-tech command center from where Nitish Kumar would monitor developments of the entire state while hoping to maintain complete transparency at all government departments.

The state government, under the e-governance scheme, is also planning to create a number of web sites that would contain latest information on all developmental issues, NRI-related facilities and news, among other things.

Now that’s what I call a real good show, I’ve always been little skeptical of the so called sarkari moves which our Neta G’s are good at making but Nitish seems to be determined to change the things at every level in the govt.So finally it appears we are going to see our Neta’s walking around in Dell laptop’s .

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Bihar's Revival

The print media has changes its approach towards Bihar in the few months. Nothing can be more exciting as Bihar representatives and Industry spokesperson talking about revival of industries and new investments in Bihar. The positivism reflected in the views of industry representatives augurs well for our State.

MR K. P. S. KESRI, PRESIDENT, BIHAR INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION gave an interview on Bihar’r economic revival in The Hindu. Some of the important points he raised were quite an eye opener .
On change in people’s perception about Bihar

“At the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Hyderabad in January, for the first time in 20 years nobody said, "Arrey, you're from Bihar" in a derogatory way. Everybody was positive and said it is good to see Bihar coming up. And the presentation by the Chief Minister, Mr Nitish Kumar, was excellent; he said, "come and see for yourself — you don't have to necessarily invest —whether Bihar is changing or not. If you want to invest, we'll give you all the facilities."
On opportunities in Bihar.
We have three sectors, agriculture is our primary sector, and in this we are at sustenance levels. Paddy, wheat, pulses, oilseeds... all sorts of things are grown. Normally this should not be done.
On IT industry in Bihar
We have requested the Chief Minister to talk to Mr N. R. Narayana Murthy and Mr Azim Premji and tell them that whatever they want we're prepared to give. But we need skill levels... . If any company can put up just 20,000 sq ft facility and take in only 200... we have a huge educated manpower and they'll get manpower very cheap and at one-third the cost in Bangalore or Chennai. And real estate is also cheap here.

On industry expectations from the new government

“Today we are behaving more as a watchdog or civil society rather than as an industrial body. So, when we met the Chief Minister recently we didn't talk of industry alone; we also talked of issues of governance such as chain of command, delivery mechanism, monitoring systems, feedback mechanisms, and consultative committees in agriculture, industry, tourism, energy and social sector.

In another development the Bihar assembly on Monday passed by voice vote a bill providing reservation for women and backward classes in panchayati raj institutions.

The Bihar Panchayati Raj Amendment Bill, 2006 under which women would enjoy 50% reservation in all the posts of the three-tier panchayati raj system, while the people belonging to extremely backward class would get 20% reservation

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