Bihar subsidizes diesel for farmers

Patna: Nitish Government has decided to subsidize the diesel for farmers by Rs 20 per litre of diesel.This will be applicable in the upcoming Kharif season. Against the allocation of subsidy to the tune of Rs 369.57 crore, the cabinet sanctioned Rs 50 crore from the state contingent fund to provide immediate relief to farmers affected by inadequate rainfall, state cabinet secretary Ravikant said. The state government also decided to give sixth payscale benefits to the state-aided non-government schools, including minority schools numbering around 108 in Bihar. It would entail a burden of Rs 7.16 crore annually to the state exchequer, he said.