Patna: Bihar seems to be gradually coming of age with industry biggies endorsing it as a favourable investment destination.
Top corporate honchos announced investment plans for Bihar while participating in a meeting organised by Bihar Development Council to mobilise efforts for state’s growth.
CII Chief Mentor Tarun Das said he would set up a Centre of Entrepreneurial Excellence, while the FICCI Secretary General Amit Mitra said he would work to start a vocational training institute to help capitalise on the state’s agro potential.
Max India Chairman Analjit Singh said he would build two super multi-speciality hospitals in Bihar.
The entrepreneurs also evinced interest in tourism, energy and real estate development.
Twelve sectoral groups were set up to find out the state’s potential in agriculture and information technology besides easing the credit flow.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the climate for private investment had significantly improved and the large investment in social and physical infrastructure have started paying off.
“I know more action is needed for power, health and education, we have adopted some approaches to tackle them,” Kumar said.
In the health sector, for instance, free medicine, monitoring of primary health centres through website and aggressive outsourcing of services like laboratory tests and radiology has made huge differences, he added.