Bihar cabinet nod to barrage on river Dardha in Patna

Patna,(BiharTimes): The state cabinet on Tuesday gave green signal to a water resources department’s proposal to grant administrative sanction of Rs 25.88 crore for construction of a 64.60 metres long barrage on river Dardha between Lawaich and Rampur villages under Dhanarua block of Patna district.

According to cabinet coordination department’s principal secretary Ravikant the proposed barrage is likely to be built by May, 2014. It would help irrigate around 8,000 hectares of land in Rampur, Chandachak, Kosut, Sikoha, Thumma, Kiranichak, Jagdishpur, Mahawali and Lawaich villages of Dhanarua block.

The cabinet also approved a science and technology department’s proposal to grant administrative sanction to a revised estimate of Rs 92.71 crore for construction of various buildings of Sitamarhi Institute of Technology, Sitamarhi. It also gave its nod for execution of construction works by the state’s building construction department.

It also approved a health department’s proposal for creation of a post of additional chief medical officer (ACMO) in Arwal district.

Ravikant said that the cabinet also approved an education department’s proposal to ensure timely payment of salary to the teachers employed for fixed remuneration through the nationalized and scheduled banks. Over 2.50 lakh such teachers would be benefited by the new scheme.

The principal secretary said the attendance of such teachers would be sent by the respective chief executive officer of the urban local bodies or panchayati raj institutions to the office of the district education officer by fifth day of the next month. The DEO would ensure that fixed remuneration get deposited in their respective bank accounts by 15th of the month.

One leading nationalized bank would be selected for each district for the purpose. The banks would assist teachers in opening bank accounts with debit card facilities. The new scheme would be implemented after the opening of bank accounts of maximum teachers in a particular district. Otherwise, the education department had planned to introduce payment through banks from December, he said.





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