Nitish wants centrally-sponsored schemes for states be curtailed

As per Nitish Kumar one size of shoe cannot fit all and every state has its own requirements and necessities.So the the centre should reduce the number of schemes planned and sponsored by it for the states, leaving it to the respective states to decide the programmes that suit their requirements.Schemes should be launched in keeping with the requirements of a state. He demanded that the number of centrally-sponsored schemes for states be curtailed. He said he would meet Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh  and put forth his views during discussions with him. 

The Chief Minister said the states should be given freedom to launch schemes in keeping with the requirements and necessities. Kumar alleged that Bihar was not receiving electricity from the central quota. "We want to set up new thermal power plants and revive power plants but it is unfortunate that the Centre is not cooperating with us", he said. "We want to weed out shortage of electricity here.... The state is evolving action plan for the purpose to meet the requirements of the state... but here again the Centre is putting obstacles,". "We are setting up new power plants and expanding capacity of Barauni and Kanti thermal power projects". Kumar said the centre and the state can work together to end electricity crisis in Bihar.

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