Bihar Receives Rs 26,000 Crore Boost in 2024 Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has unveiled a substantial allocation of Rs 26,000 crore for Bihar in the Union Budget for 2024. This announcement marks a significant increase in federal funding for the state, aimed at...

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