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Bihar Government to bring new film policy to offer incentives, subsidies to movie directors: Minister

Bihar Government is trying to attract an influx of people related film industry which will boost the state's economy and tourism will be promoted.

Raju Kumar Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Patna Published on: November 22, 2022 22:23 IST
Bihar has much to offer to film industry
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Aiming to make Bihar a shooting destination, state Minister Jitendra Kumar on Tuesday said his government is making a new film policy under which directors from across the country will get incentives and subsidies if they shoot in the eastern state.

While interacting with filmmakers at the Bihar pavilion in the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, the arts and culture minister explained the government policy over providing facilities to film directors.

"The minister announced that Bihar is coming up with a new film policy under which incentives and subsidies will be offered to filmmakers from across the country if they shoot in the state," Deepak Anand, Additional Secretary of the Art, Culture and Youth Department of Bihar government told PTI over the phone from Goa. Anand was also present during the Bihar minister's interaction with filmmakers.

"The minister was hopeful that Bihar's participation in IFFI will give a boost to the filmmaking industry in the state.

He also appreciated the department's efforts in setting up the Bihar pavilion for the first time at the international event," Anand added.

Almost all big production houses of the country and abroad were invited to come and explore Bihar and invest in the state, Anand said.

Several filmmakers expressed their apprehensions and we offered them solutions, he said.

"Some directors were very impressed and expressed their desire to make web series on Bihar, including on Nawada district. We assured them that the Bihar government would soon launch a single-window clearance system for the filmmakers," he added.

(With PTI input)

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