Patna: The Bihar cabinet today approved a grant of Rs 105 crore for the Bihar Mahadalit Vikas Mission, set up with the objective of devising and implementing schemes designed especially for the most deprived sections among the Scheduled Castes.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary of Cabinet Secretariat Department Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters here.
The Mission was set up in 2008 vide a notification of the state government as an autonomous body functioning under the SC/ST Welfare Department.
Other decisions taken at the cabinet meeting include construction of a high security jail in Phulwarisharif block of Patna district at an estimated cost of Rs 56.72 crore, the principal secretary said.
Maoists and notorious criminals from prisons across the state would be lodged in this jail.