Posted: 06 Sep 2011 10:29 PM PDT
Patna: Following the footsteps of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, his colleagues in the state cabinet have come forward for the cause of Green Bihar.Bihar Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary and Human Resource Development Minister P K Shahi donated their August salary for the green cause in the state.More ministers are expected to follow them.Officials said, Industry Minister Renu Kumari Kushwaha, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra and Rural Work Minister Bhim Singh, all from the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) have expressed their willingness to give their one-month salary for the green Bihar campaign.JD-U legislator Sanjay Kumar Singh also donated his salary to the campaign. “More than a dozen JD-U legislators are likely to donate their one month salary for it within a week,” an official said.
Last week, Nitish Kumar flagged off the Harit Bihar Abhiyan Rath Yatra with aim to plant five million saplings.Sources say that Nitish Kumar has been inspired by Dharhara, a small village 230 km from here in Bhagalpur district. The villagers of Dharhara have resolved to plant fruit trees, including mango and litchi, to celebrate the birth of every girl child there.
Posted: 06 Sep 2011 10:22 PM PDT
PATNA: In the last two years, the Income Tax department in Bihar has collected record revenue and stood second in the list of the states recording high percentage growth in I-T collection.This was quoted by Former chief commissioner, income-tax, Tarkeshwar Singh, who was getting released from his charge upon retirement.He said that in the current financial year, the target is Rs 5,850 crore. He said that the department had refunded Rs 40 crore in the last fiscal in the state.
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