New Delhi: After pressing the Central Government to meet its demand of granting special status to it, Bihar is now planning to arm itself with developments to ensure its place among the developed states of the country.
 
In an ongoing Bihar Mahotsav here, a national forum meeting was held on Saturday where various proposals to make Bihar a ‘developed state’ were discussed.
 
The national forum was organised by Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority and Bihar Foundation to discuss on ‘Bihar Vision 2030’.
 
Many eminent personalities put forward their views on how to catapult Bihar to a developed state during the forum, held in two sittings.
 
Bihar’s special representative Dr S C Jha, UNDP’s Santosh Ranjan, Rashmi Singh and Anand Vardhan suggested that an increase in the index of Human Resource (or Human Index Ratio) is a must to augur development in the state. Besides financial growth, the government should also concentrate on Human Resource development, they added. 
 
SSCT Chairman RK Sinha said if bureaucracy restrains itself from discouraging private industries, he is confident that people are capable enough to put the state on the road to development.
 
JD-U MP and economist NK Singh said that Bihar is a state with boundless potential, but continuous negligence by the Central Government has further pushed the state on the brink of poverty. 
 
He added, “If the Centre agrees to the demand made by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for granting special status to the state, then no one can stop Bihar from becoming a developed state by 2030.”

(JPN/Bureau)