Centre approves 4,130 cr for construction of rural roads in Bihar

New Delhi, July 7: Union Rural Development Ministry has approved 4,130 crore Rupees for the construction of 5,700 km of rural roads, highest allotment for the state in the past 12 years.

Union minister Jairam Ramesh told reportes that the decision to allot the amount under Prime Minister Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) in the current financial year was taken by the ministry.

Out of the fund allocated in all 38 districts, 2,400 rural roads and 190 bridges would be constructed.

Ramesh called it the right of the state.

The Minister said that out of the total fund, 80 per cent would be spent on road construction in 10 districts.

These are Araria, Aurangabad, Darbhanga, Jamui, Kaimur, Madhubani, Nawada Sitamarhi, Rohtas and West Champaran, majority of which are affected by naxalism.

BJP today said that the party is in favour of food security bill and would like to pass it with certain amendments from both houses of parliament .

Party president Rajnath Singh said that his party was in complete favour of the bill.

Further he said that BJP was not responsible for the obstruction of parliament.

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