In a shocking example of siphoning public money under the nose of the government, a Non Government Organisation in Bhagalpur has managed to divert Rs 700 crore to its own accounts. Many officials including District Welfare officer have been arrested after several instances of diversion of the money to a...
Under the Student Credit Card scheme of the Bihar government, the state will provide education loans through a newly formed cooperative society. The society will start functioning in the next four months, government says. Under the Student Credit Card scheme, launched in October last year, the government provides bank loan up...
Nearing full electrification, Bihar now has electricity in 98.98% of its villages. The state provided electricity to 38,596 (98.8%) of the 39,073 villages in the state by July this year. The remaining 1.2% villages are to be covered by December. "Energy department officers have given a firm commitment to the CM...
While Bihar has launched the Tele-Law scheme in the state, it announced doubling of remunerations of Para Legal Volunteers(PLVs) working with the state and district legal services authorities. The PLVs across the country will get Rs 500 per day for assisting litigants in free legal services. Their current remuneration in...
A new variety of  aerobic rice, 'Rajendra Neelam', that grows in puddled soil will help farmers cope with the problem of erratic rains and water crisis. Developed by scientists at Rajendra Agriculture University (RAU), Pusa (Samastipur), the rice variety has been released by the State Variety Release Committee and notified...
Bihar government will fund over 2,200 madrasas across the state for the first time for their infrastructure improvement. The funds will be used for construction of additional classrooms, toilets and providing drinking water facilities, as per officials. So far the government has funded only staff salaries of around 1,000 state...
The Bihar government launched a web portal to tame and regulate the functioning of Non Banking Financial companies in the state in order to protect the interest of small depositors who often fall victim to frauds and malpractices. The the main objective of the new portal -- nbfc.bihar.gov.in -- will...
A new study holds the pesticide content in the lychee fruit responsible for death of 122 children in Muzaffarpur in Bihar in 2014, as opposed to findings of a study published in The Lancet journal six months ago that put the blame on the fruit itself for the death. The...
Over 11.5 million Indians are at a very high risk of fluorosis because they lack access to clean drinking water. The central ministry of health and family welfare has found that people living at 132 districts in 19 states with high groundwater fluoride content are at very high risk of...
Rangoli, all women shops owned and run by women, is making strides in empowerment of women in Madhubani district of Bihar. The multipurpose shops that sell anything from a hairpin to a dress material,is supported by a local NGO, the Drishtee Foundation, and Ricoh Company Limited. In these shops, set up...

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