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Nitish appeals for Special Status for Bihar

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NEW DELHI: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, in a blog, has highlighted various issues impeding Bihar’s development and implored the central government for granting the Special Category Status (SCS) for the state.

He lamented that state’s development has been hampered “due to lopsided policies, social and economic reasons” and said the Planning Commission and successive Finance Commissions (FC) have not been able to effectively address the issues of inequality of growth among the states through fund transfers.

“There has been a concerted effort by state government to turn the tide of underdevelopment and initiate the state towards a promising future of growth, prosperity and harmony in the last 12-13 years. In spite of unhelpful conditions and an inherent bias, Bihar has witnessed a double-digit growth in these years,” he wrote in the blog post.