Rural development projects worth Rs 602 cr launched in Bihar

Fri, 2020-09-25 14:12 -- SCC India Staff

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar launched different projects of rural development department (RDD) and urban development & housing department (UDHD) total worth Rs 602.58 crore through video conferencing.

Of the total 602.58 crore; projects worth Rs 347.37 crore belonged to the RDD. The CM inaugurated a total of 97,525 completed projects under the state government’s ambitious ‘Jal-Jivan-Hariyali Abhiyan.’ The completed projects which were inaugurated on Saturday include the renovation of 6,097 ponds across the state, construction of 85,233 soak-pit structures around the public hand pumps and wells, construction of 1,701 check dams in small rivers and rivulets, construction of rainwater harvesting structures in 1,328 government buildings and construction of 3,166 community sanitation centers.

“The construction of 3,166 community sanitation centers were completed under the Lohia Swachchh Bihar Abhiyan, while the rest other works of the RDD were done under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS),” the RDD minister Shrawan Kumar said.

The CM also launched altogether 298 projects of the UDHD worth Rs 255.21 crore, from the same event. Among the UDHD projects, Nitish also launched commencement of work for the Integrated Command and Control Centre and E-governance based smart city solution under the Biharsharif Smart City project. This project would be completed at a cost of Rs 102.94 crore.

The CM further launched commencement of installation work for the Integrated Command and Control Centre under the Patna Smart City project which would be completed at a const of Rs 15.97 crore.

Nitish also inaugurated an online integrated portal for mobile towers and optical fibre application process and disposal system under the Patna Smart City project, from the same event.