Patna, July 15: The state cabinet today gave its nod to set up three new medical colleges in the state.
The cabinet gave its approval to the health department’s proposal to set up medical colleges at Purnea, Samastipur and Chhapra, official sources said, adding that the cabinet sanctioned Rs 657 crore for the purpose.
Sources said the department would send its formal request to the Medical Council of India (MCI) by the end of July seeking approval to open the three medical colleges.
The Telegraph last week had reported that three new medical colleges would be set up in Bihar. The cabinet also gave a green light to set up a new tourist police station in the Barabar Hills near Gaya.
It also approved creation of 26 different posts for a police station to be set up in Makhdumpur block of Jehanabad. The state cabinet also gave consent to give three decimal of land to persons belonging to Extremely Backward Classes (EBC), Other Backward Class (OBC) and the Paswan community for constructing homes.
It also reconstituted a committee meant to deal with the issue of creation of new blocks, sub-divisions and districts. The cabinet also gave a green light for setting up a Technical Staff Selection Commission. Around 37 decisions were taken on Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.
Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the state will jointly work towards lifting and distribution of 14.25 lakh tonnes of foodgrain by August.
In order to achieve the target, the state has decided to directly lift 30,000 tonnes of foodgrain everyday. Amresh Kumar, general manager (region), FCI, said the state government was not able to lift 3.58 tonnes of foodgrain.