September 25, 2020

Bihar gets a bite at Britannia

Patna: Biscuit maker Britannia and Prince Plastic have shown interest in investing over Rs 1,000 crore in Bihar.

Representatives of these two companies shared this during an investors’ meet organised in Mumbai on Thursday in which representatives from over two dozen companies took part.

Bihar investment commissioner R.S. Srivastav, had organised the meeting, in which deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi took part.

The deputy chief minister dwelt on facilities being provided by the state government for those willing to invest in Bihar and said that textiles, plastic, food procession and leather were core sectors in which the state government wanted to attract investors. His pitch for Bihar state included the claim of synergy between the state and the Centre.

Bihar investment promotion committee members Nimesh Kampani, Vishwavir Ahuja and Anand Sinha also took part in Thursday’s meet.

During a Bihar foundation programme on Wednesday evening where Modi was a special invitee, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the Maharashtra government had given five acres to the Tatas to develop accommodation facilities for those coming to Mumbai from outside the state for cancer treatment.

He also promised to look into a request to provide some buildings on rent where Biharis going to Mumbai for treatment of cancer could stay.

Modi on Thursday told The Telegraph: “A decision was taken to start a facility at the Bihar foundation office in Mumbai using which the cancer patients from Bihar belonging to BPL families can apply for state government assistance of Rs 1 lakh. We have a similar facility at Delhi.

“The Maharashtra chief minister,” added Modi, “also accepted the demand of Biharis living in Mumbai to set up a committee to supervise the preparations that are made there for observing Chhath.”

Wednesday’s event was followed by a dinner featuring LIC chairman Vijay Kumar Sharma and Newton fame actor Pankaj Tripathi (both Biharis).

Senior bureaucrats from Bihar posted in Mumbai were also present.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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