The Bihar government is strengthening infrastructure at the ground level to bring about change in women’s lives and make them financially independent by providing them with jobs as nurses. At a recent meeting in Biharsharif, headquarters of Nalanda district, Nitish Kumar announced that every district would have a GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery) school besides an ANM (Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery) school in every sub-division to educate women in nursing courses.
Apart from this, five new medical colleges are going to open in Bihar. The CM recognised the lack of better educational facilities in his own state as the reason why young people move out to pursue higher education. To tackle this problem, he has announced an engineering college, a women’s ITI and a polytechnic while all sub-divisions will have an ITI in addition to ANM schools.
Some of his programmes concerning the youth of the state include free WiFi in every college and university, monthly allowance of Rs 1000 for two years to youths in between 20-25 to find jobs, Rs 4 lakh interest-free loan for pursuing higher studies and 35% reservation for women in all state government jobs.
He also talked about his commitment to transforming every village into a smart village by improving civic facilities so that none of the people living in the villages feel the need to move to urban settlements in want of better facilities.
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Addressing the crowd at his “Nischay Yatra”, Kumar spoke about issues related to women and education. The meeting was also attended by Water Resources minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, Rural Development minister Shrawan Kumar, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and state police chief P K Thakur.
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