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- Created on Monday, 27 August 2012 01:25
Patna: Central Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh in Patna on Sunday held a meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed a number of issues concerning rural Bihar.
In his 45-minutes meet, Ramesh apprised the Chief Minister of his Saturday trip to Rohtas district where he reviewed the implementation of MNREGA and Indira Awaas Yojana.
Urging the Chief Minister to ensure complete transparency in the implementation of various social schemes, the Central Minister said that the Rohtas could emulate the development of Saryu and Saranda where things were beginning to look better.
"The Center would help the state in achieving this goal in whatever way possible," he said.
A day earlier, Ramesh held a public meeting at the Project Girls Higher Secondary School in Uchaila, once a strong Maoist den, and applauded the officials of freeing the district from the clutches of Naxal guerillas.
"Thanks to the people of Rohtas and the coordination between the state and central para-military forces, the district is now liberated from the Maoists. Now all attempts must be made to keep these anti-development forces at bay and this could be achieved by proper implementation of various social schemes," the minister said.
Sunday's meeting was also attended by the CM Secretary S. Siddharth, Chanchal Kumar, Atish Chandra, and Gopal Singh.