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Bihar sets target to supply 5000 MW power by 2015 end

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

The Bihar government plans to make available 5000 MW of power by the end of this year required by the state.

The information was given by Energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav gave while replying to a question of BJP member Rajnish Kumar in the state Legislative Council.

At present, the supply of electricity in the state is 2700-2800 MW, which is targetted to be raised to 5000 MW by end of the year as some projects are in pipeline, the minister added.

Providing details, the minister said that work was in progress on three units of 660 MW each at Nabinagar.

Land acquisition process is in progress for setting up two units of 660 MW each at Chausa in Buxar district to Satluz Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), a joint venture of the Centre and the Himachal Pradesh government, he said.

Likewise rejuvenation of Barauni thermal power was in progress, he added. From two units of KBUNL Kanti in Muzaffarpur, presently 220 MW electricity is being produced, he added.

Bihar has witnessed a sharp rise in availability of power which was absymally low at around 350 MW in 2005.

First Published: Tue, March 17 2015. 18:32 IST