In response to a question in the ongoing budget session of the Bihar Legislative Assembly, the Nitish government accepted that according to the NITI Aayog, Bihar ranks among the five backward states on education standards. Education Minister Vijay Chaudhary has made this statement in the House on the question of MLA Sameer Mahaseth.
In response to other questions, the Education Minister said that in 8385 panchayats, higher secondary schools have been established. In the case of teacher reinstatement, he informed the House that – Examination for teachers is being taken. At the same time, he said that permission is being taken for the restoration process which has been stopped by the court. On a question from the House members, he said that in 2017-18, labs have been set up in 2000 secondary and 4000 higher secondary schools. At the same time, work is being done continuously in the field of education. The result is increased. Now children are coming first, the number of students coming second is Valley. At the same time, he told the House that in the presentation, three new universities have been opened, Pataliputra, Purnia and Munger Universities have been opened.
Let me tell you here that the opposition parties including RJD, Congress, CPI Male and others are not leaving any chance to surround the government. On Tuesday, the opposition created a ruckus in the Bihar Legislative Assembly seeking to extend the date of paddy purchase. Angry at the government’s response to this, RJD legislators also walked out of the house.
Record purchase of paddy in Bihar till 21 February
Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Amarendra Pratap Singh claimed that till February 21, more than 35.5 lakh metric tonnes had been procured in Bihar. This is the largest purchase ever. Hence, there is no need to extend the date of paddy purchase.
This issue was raised by RJD MLA Sudhakar Singh. He demanded a date for the paddy purchase by 25 March. On this, Agriculture Minister Amarendra Pratap Singh replied that the real farmers in the state no longer have paddy. In such a situation, the date cannot be extended to benefit Miller and the middlemen. Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav also spoke on the issue. He alleged that this decision has been taken so that the government cannot buy paddy anymore. The government’s attitude in this matter is not right. Dissatisfied with the government’s response to the case, opposition MLAs walked out of the House.