Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who, for the last several days, is on a roll launching new schemes worth crores of rupees, on Thursday announced 68 new plans for his home constituency of Nalanda district with a price tag of Rs. 224.2 crore along with inaugurating completed projects to the tune of Rs. 27.93 crore.

During his speech, Kumar stuck to his usual talking points that included highlighting the success of his ‘Seven Resolves’, the miraculous social effects of prohibition, his unfettered commitment to providing drinking water and indoor toilet to each and every household in the state, and his resolve to improve road condition across Bihar.

“We can get rid of a number of diseases by simply providing clean drinking water and indoor toilet to those living in villages. The PHED is heavily engaged in completing ‘Har Ghar Nal ka Jal’ scheme so each house has clean running tap water for drinking. Our commitment to development along with social justice is showing positive effects and one can see economic growth from one end of the state to another. In the last 13 years, our annual budget has grown from Rs. 26,000 crore to Rs. 2 lakh crore that in itself speaks volume about where we were 14 years ago and where we are now,” he said.

The Chief Minister then talked about promoting women empowerment in the state since he came into power and all the schemes he had introduced to elevate women status including sanitary pad provision, school uniform and bikes for girls, among others.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar releasing a book in Rajgir on Thursday.

Later, Kumar released a book of poems named ‘Jee Lein Zara’ written by Deputy DGP Rajesh Kumar at a simple function at the government guesthouse in Rajgir.

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