Municipal bodies will become Bihar’s tourist attractions and shrines
-Nitish Kumar cabinet decision
Patna: Pilgrimage sites, tourist spots, hill areas and mandi towns in Bihar will henceforth be formed into municipalities. The Nitish Kumar Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Department of Urban Development and Housing. Under this, holy places and tourist places with a population of more than 1.5 lakh will be converted into a corporation. At the same time, there will be a Nagar Sabha with a population of 30,000 to 1.5 lakh and a Nagar Panchayat with a population of 9,000 to 30,000.
The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday. Through this, the Town and Housing Department can declare a hilly area, a pilgrimage site, a tourist spot or a Mandi town as a municipality. Various important decisions were taken in the cabinet meeting. In this, increasing the diesel subsidy amount to farmers of the state for irrigating kharif crops and restructuring in new positions is important.