Bihar NRIs discuss investment in ancestral state with Deputy Chief Minister

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishor Prasad on a video conference with Bihari origin non-resident Indians June 12, 2022, to discuss ease of doing business and investing in that state. Photo: Bihar Foundation USA East Coast Chapter

In a bid to connect with Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) of Bihar origin in the United States, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar  Tarkishor Prasad held talks June 12, 2022, through video conference with members of the Bihari diaspora.

Bihar Foundation USA, East Coast Chapter, in association with the Consulate General of India, New York, organized this virtual event. The video call included heads of community organizations like Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA), BANA, Sparsh Foundation, and North America Maithili Manch, along with 130 members of the Bihari diaspora.

Alok Kumar, chairman of Bihar Foundation East Coast Chapter, said, “We want the (Bihar) government to involve us in the development of Bihar, especially in the field of technology and education,” a press release quoted him saying. “Bihar is moving on the right path of growth and will move furthermore to become the best in every sphere of development,” added who is the former president of FIA (NY NJ CT), an umbrella organization of Indian-origin community groups in the U.S.

Prasad updated participants on the developments in Bihar, including how more Special Economic Zones and dedicated industrial areas would be established to promote exports and attract companies to set up their units in Bihar. The per capita income in Bihar has increased, Prasad said, and all villages have electricity, and are linked by metaled roads. Tourism is being promoted and eco-tourism was being explored as a revenue source.

According to Prasad, the desire to develop Bihar was growing around the globe and a bright future is bright for the state.  He assured members of the diaspora that all necessary help would be extended to those interested in investing and building industry in the state, including  time-bound clearance of official processes. He also answered a few questions asked by participants and said his government was willing to listen to suggestions.

Manoj Chaudhary, founder of ORNOJ INFOTECH which offers IT services in the Rural Banking sector, presented the vote of thanks to participants and the Bihar Foundation East Coast chapter team for organizing this event.  Choudhary is the founder of ORNOJ INFOTECH which offers IT services in the Rural Banking sector. Choudhary has contributed significantly to eradicating child labor and improving healthcare services in rural Bihar.



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