Patna: Around 82 inaccessible remote villages in - Gopalganj, Saharsa, Supaul and Kaimur - districts would be energised under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification programme (RGREP) in Bihar, state hydel power corporation chairman-cum-managing director A K Pandey said.

Pandey said around 40 villages of Baikunthpur and other blocks of Gopalganj district have been identified to cover under RGREP for electrification through non-conventional sources of energy like bio-mas and solar energy.

We have already submitted the detailed project reports for around one hundred odd remote inaccessible villages in various district in Bihar, Pandey said.

He said he would hold a high level meeting on reviewing the progress of preparations of the DPRs here on April 18. He said around 40 villages would be adopted in flood-prone Saharsa district to cover these remote villages through alternative sources of energy like biomas and solar energy.

He disclosed that Bihar State Hydel Power Corporation has been appointed the nodal agency for the electrification of the remote villages virtually inaccessible by roads and fall under the catchment areas of the rivers.

(Agencies)