The Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval for free distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine, as promised by the BJP during its Assembly poll campaign. The government, however, has not set any timeline for the distribution.
The Cabinet also approved the creation of a separate department for skill mapping. According to officials, a Panchayat-wise database of people working outside Bihar would also be prepared. The government also decided to give a 50 per cent grant (up to Rs 5 lakh) to individuals for setting up new businesses. The government would also create 20 lakh job opportunities in the private and government sector, officials said.
The cabinet also approved the Saat Nischay-II scheme in principle. This puts speculation to rest about BJP pressing for a common minimum programme.
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