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Green light to health posts, agro funds

Patna, July 1: The state cabinet today gave its nod for the creation of 1,100 new posts in six medical colleges of the state. In another decision related to the health department, it gave a green light for creation of 556 posts of staff and officials at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH).

The posts would be created according to the guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Sources said in the agriculture sector, the cabinet sanctioned Rs 185 crore. Similarly, to promote organic farming, it sanctioned a similar amount. In another decision, the state cabinet decided to increase the daily allowance of ministers from the existing Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000. Similarly, the cabinet also decided to increase the guest allowances for ministers.

For students studying at educational institutions outside Bihar and belonging to backward castes or extremely backward castes, the state cabinet earmarked Rs 300 crore as part of scholarship for such students. A few months back, the state government stopped the scholarship to backward caste students studying at technical institutions outside the state, a move opposed by the opposition party BJP.

Sources said the state cabinet also gave a nod for release of funds to Sanskrit teachers and Madarasa teachers working in different government schools.