Bihar Govt to appoint 90,000 teachers

Bihar Govt says key sectors like health, education, road construction, industry and infrastructure are it's main priorities during the current fiscal.
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Updated on Apr 15, 2008 11:02 AM IST
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PTI | By, Patna

The Bihar Government has decided to appoint 90,000 teachers, construct 10,000 school buildings and 40,000 new classrooms during the current fiscal.

"Even after the recent appointment of around two lakh new teachers, the state government proposed to appoint 90,000 more teachers to maintain the basic teacher-student ratio," Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said.

"Our priorities continue to be key sectors like health, education, road construction, industry and infrastructure for which we have evolved mechanisms to ensure achievement of the 2008-09 target," he said.

The state government has also decided to construct 3,450 km roads under the state plan and 800 km of state highway along with 399 bridges under the Chief Minister Bridge Construction Scheme.

He said that the government also proposed to repair 3,244 km roads and construct 1,008 km of rural connectivity roads under the Chief Minister Rural Area Connectivity Scheme.

"We will construct 5,000 new houses for urban poor in 20 cities in the state, overhaul the drainages, sewerages and develop other infrastructure facilities in Patna and Bodh Gaya under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewable Mission," the Deputy Chief Minister said.

On the health sector, Modi said that three medical colleges would be set up at Pawapuri, Bettiah and Madhepura and 15 sub-divisional hospitals would be constructed on a priority basis.

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