Bihar Government moots global advisory council
PATNA: Upbeat over the success of three-day ‘Global Summit on Changing Bihar’, the state government is seriously contemplating to constitute a Global Advisory Council.
The purpose of the council, deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said, would be to invite experts of different fields and discuss the state’s problems coming in the way of development. Since organizing global summit on regular intervals has its own constraints, the council would organize meets of experts at a lower scale to advise the state government on how it could move forward.
Modi said that suggestions and recommendations in areas such as governance and institutions, rural development and agriculture, industrialization, urbanization, state action for infrastructure, power, women and development, education, health and knowledge-building, given by scores of participants from across the world and different parts of India who attended the global summit, have been compiled and would be given to the departments concerned for follow-up action.
In order to create a platform for the Bihar diaspora in different parts of the world to invest in the state, Bihar Foundation would open its units in those countries and would also organize Bihar Diwas once in a year, Modi said. This apart, he said, a directory of Biharis living abroad would also be brought out.
He said it was heartening to note that the Mumbai chapter of Bihar Foundation was providing lodging facilities to ‘friends of Bihar’ going there for cancer treatment. Such a move should also be initiated in other parts of the country.
Bihar Foundation would open its units in all the state capitals within a year. “The purpose is to rope in more people for Bihar’s development,” Modi stated.