Restoration of rule of law, decline in cases of kidnapping besides communal and caste harmony during the NDA rule have made Bihar a preferred destination for investors, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said today.

A joint report of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation had appreciated the condition of Bihar for investment, Kumar told reporter on the completion of his four-year rule in the state.

He said that all the 209 private investment proposals have been sanctioned. Of those, 22 were implemented and 74 in advanced stage of implementation involving Rs 1,033 crore.

“We have done tangible efforts to make Bihar as a developed state by 2015 by ensuring signification progress in the fields of agriculture, health, rural development, education and tourism,” he said.

The development measures taken by the government had also been appreciated by the Centre as it recommended those to other states, he said, referring to 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayats and urban bodies, besides appointment of ex-servicemen as special auxiliary police, among others.

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