Efforts of the present govt made Bihar power surplus
Electricity is not a luxury but a necessity of the people of Bihar. Recently, released data by the government of Bihar shows that production and distribution have remarkable growth in merely ten years. In addition to traditional source of electricity, government has started to open door for private sector to produce electricity. After Jharkhand division, state had entered in to ‘dark space.’ People used to joke that even in 21st century Bihar leads a life of medieval period. This was true too. Leave the villages; even the towns hardly got electric supply. But, this is changing as Bihar is becoming ‘Power-full’.
Presently, Bihar is consuming 3,800 hundred to 4,000 MW every day. While in 2005-06, it used to consume only 700 to 800 MW per day, informed Hare Ram Pandey, Director, Public Relations, Bihar State Electricity Board. Further, he added that many projects are about to be completed.
Moreover, Government of Bihar has successfully renovated the Barauni and Kanti thermal power with the joint collaboration of NTPC. Some infrastructures are being installed in BUXAR and Aurangabad. Recently, Tata Power Delhi Distribution has signed an MOU with the Bijhar government to install solar energy infrastructure
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