Bihar is all set for a great leap forward with several schemes
in place to boost entrepreneurship and the Nitish Kumar
government receiving proposals worth thousands of crores from
investors, state Industries Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain
said on Sunday.
Talking to reporters here on the sidelines of a
function, Hussain said the government has received investment
proposals worth Rs 6,199 crore of which a significant
proportion have been for Nalanda, the home district of the
chief minister, which boasts of a robust infrastructure.
"Investment proposals worth Rs 528 crore are for
Nalanda only. Every district in Bihar will witness industrial
growth. The current tenure of Nitish Kumars dynamic
leadership will be known for accomplishments in
industrialisation and job creation", said Hussain, whom the
BJP shifted to state politics recently.
The industries minister also spoke of the governments
efforts to promote entrepreneurship with "targeted schemes for
all sections SCs, STs, transgenders and those from the
The minister disclosed that investors found Nalanda
attractive because it was well connected to Patna and that of
the proposals received so far, a majority were for the
production of ethanol.
"Bihar is taking up ethanol production very seriously.
It is the first state to have formulated an ethanol policy",
Hussain added, according to a release. PTI NAC