May 27, 2024

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Bihar spends 105% of annual plan

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Patna: The state government on Friday said no money was surrendered in 2013-14 and the state spent 105.20% of the revised annual expenditure.

In a written reply to a starred question of Achyutananad, BJP, in the assembly, the government said the annual plan size of Bihar last year was Rs 34,000 crore. The government got Rs 29,850.51 crore after the revised estimates of resources and Rs 31,403.06 crore was spent out of the total amount, the government claimed.

Health minister Ramdhani Singh, while replying to a question of Prem Kumar, BJP, said the paediatrics department of PMCH performed 47 minor and 24 major surgeries between March and June this year. He was replying to Prem Kumar’s question on lack of surgical facilities in the paediatrics department of PMCH.

He admitted many posts of teachers, including associate and assistant professors, are vacant in the department and efforts are being made to appoint doctors on contract basis in the super spcecialty department of PMCH.

Finance minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav, while replying on behalf of the energy minister, said there is a proposal to install one power substation in each of the 587 blocks. He said all villages having a population of 100 families will be electrified under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification scheme.

In reply to a calling attention notice of Vinod Kumar Singh, Prem Ranjan Patel and Sachindra Prasad Singh (all BJP), road construction department (RCD) minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh said delay on part of the environment and forest department in issuing no-objection certificate, waterlogging and delay in land acquisition delayed the construction of certain sections of NH81 on Delhi-Diwanganj section in Katihar district.

Courtesy: TNN

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