Indian law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently assured he would make sincere efforts to persuade the textiles ministry to set up a textile park in Bihar. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Patna, he said the budget unveiled a scheme for setting up textile parks and he would request Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal to make efforts.

The government proposed in the budget a scheme of Mega Investment Textiles Parks (MITRA) to enable the textile industry to become globally competitive, attract large investments and boost employment generation and exports.

Prasad said the government is committed to making ‘Swachh Bharat’, ‘Swastha Bharat’, ‘Surakshit Bharat’ and ‘Sankalpit Bharat’ with all-round development.

Pointing out a new initiative called production linked initiative (PLI), the Union minister said the central government would provide new incentives related to production to companies with the motto ‘the more you produce, the more you get’, according to a report in a top English-language daily.

He said the budget also envisaged setting up critical care units in 602 districts and proper nutrition in 102 districts across the country.