NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, on Tuesday, September 15, inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 7 urban infrastructure projects worth Rs 541 crore in the state of Bihar. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, Bihar; Phagu Chauhan, Governor, Bihar; Sushil Kumar Modi, Deputy Chief Minister, Bihar; Suresh Kumar Sharma, Minister of Urban Development & Housing Department, Bihar; Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti, Government of India, also attended the ceremony through video conferencing.
Of these 7 projects, four are related to water supply, two to sewage treatment and one to riverfront development, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Monday, September 14. The Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (BUIDCO) has undertaken the implementation of these projects under the State Department of Urban Development and Housing.
The PMO reported that the sewage treatment plants have been installed at Beur and Karmalichak, in Patna Municipal Corporation under the Namami Gange Mission. In Siwan Municipal Council and Chhapra Municipal Corporation, water supply projects built under the Atal Mission for Rejuvination and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) will help local residents get pure drinking water 24 hours a day. Under AMRUT, PM Modi also laid the foundational framework for Munger water supply scheme which will help the residents of Munger Municipal Corporation to get pure water through pipelines. For Jamalpur Municipality, the foundation stone of Jamalpur water supply scheme under AMRUT was also laid, the PMO said. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of Muzaffarpur Riverfront Development Scheme, being built under Namami Gange.