The ministers showered praises on Nitish Kumar on Engineers’ Day, who holds an engineering degree
Bihar ministers Sanjay Kumar Jha and Ashok Choudhary have actually effusively praised “engineer” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for rebuilding the state in the last 15 years, establishing it from the abysmal condition he had actually acquired it from the Rashtriya Janata Dal regime in 2005.
The judgment JD( U), of which Mr Jha is the national general secretary, is constructing its campaign for the coming assembly elections in Bihar around 15 years of Mr Kumar’s rule versus a decade-and-half of the Lalu Yadav-Rabri Devi regime.
Mr Jha and Mr Choudhary had on Tuesday utilized the occasion of Engineers’ Day to shower praises on Nitish Kumar, who holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Mr Kumar has “reconstructed” Bihar in the last 15 years, the two ministers asserted while claiming that it was in shambles prior to he assumed power in 2005.
The average development rate which was around 3.19 per cent throughout the RJD guideline has actually now increased to 11.3 percent, Mr Jha who is a close confidante of Nitish Kumar, stated.
While a meagre 22 per cent of the state’s population had access to electrical power during the RJD routine, all families have power connection now, he stated.
RJD had actually ruled Bihar from 1990 to 2005 initially under RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and after that under his other half Rabri Devi.
In November 2005, the NDA had dislodged RJD from power and Mr Kumar has actually helmed the state since then, except for the brief duration when he had actually blessed Jitan Ram Manjhi after JD( U) had actually gotten a serious drubbing in the 2014 basic election.
Giving more data to paint the image of development in the 15 years under “Nitish raj”, Mr Jha, who is the minister for water resources advancement, told PTI: “There is no requirement to try to find advancement in Bihar with the help of a lantern (RJD poll symbol) today … Progress is plainly noticeable under LED lights in every village.”
Mr Choudhary, the minister for developing construction stated, “The state is proud to have an engineer chief minister who has actually reconstructed the state in the last 15 years.”
Mr Kumar graduated in electrical engineering from Bihar College of Engineering in1973 The college later on ended up being National Institute of Technology, Patna.
After finishing his official research studies, Mr Kumar was hired as an assistant engineer in the Bihar State Electrical Energy Board at Ranchi. His passion for politics took him away from it, books on him state.
Mr Jha claimed that in the past 15 years under Nitish Kumar the size of Bihar’s spending plan has actually increased eight times compared to that throughout the RJD regime.
The spending plan size in 2005-06 was Rs 23,885 crore which has actually increased to Rs 2,11,761 crore in the financial year 2020-21, he said.
” Throughout the RJD duration the industrial development rate was absolutely no in Bihar which is 17 percent now,” Mr Jha said.
In the water resources development, no new assistant engineer (mechanical) was selected because1979 Now after 41 years the government has initiated the procedure for recruitment of 615 of them, he said.
In spite of issues due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, an overall of 388 plans to plug leakage or repair work of embankments were finished prior to the floods this monsoon, the minister stated including that for the first time iron sheets stacking and bag pitching were utilized for strengthening embankments.
Stating that no new engineering college had actually opened in Bihar between 1960 and 2005, Mr Jha said now due to Mr Kumar’s efforts there is one in every district, besides a polytechnic college and a females industrial training institute. There are ITI in every sub-division of the state.
Drawing more comparisons between the RJD program which of Nitish Kumar, he said Bihar had just 34 percent metallic roads during the Lalu-Rabri rule which is 97 percent now.
Referring to the advancement of facilities in Bihar, Mr Jha claimed that only 4 bridges were built over the Ganga in the state between 1962 and2005 But since Mr Kumar came to power in 2005 a total of 11 brand-new bridges over the river have been authorized in different locations, out of which 2 have been finished.
On the Kosi River, there were just 3 bridges during the RJD regime. In 2005, six bridges on it were approved and 3 of them are currently functional.
Speaking of the power situation in Bihar, Mr Jha said, “Earlier individuals in the state utilized to wait on the supply of power in their houses, particularly in the rural areas and were forced to utilize lantern. Now towns have electricity supply for 22 to 24 hours a day.”
” Earlier the word “Bihari” triggered enjoyable and indignation. In the last 15 years, Bihar has made a considerate identity,” the JD( U) leader included.