Gaya: With the separation of Jharkhand, only few power plants are left in Bihar. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has demanded supports from the Central government to set up new power plants in the state. In the 28th national meet of central regulatory commission and state regulatory commission held at Bodh Gaya, Nitish Kumar said, “In power sector, we are trying to become self sufficient, for this we need support from the Centre.”

Nitish Kumar said that decisions taken by the commission should be implemented immediately. Earlier, tariff rates used to be decided by state government but since the establishment of regulatory body at Central and state level, tariffs are decided by commission.  People’s grievances should also be taken into account during deciding the tariffs.

Talking about the new power plant in Barauni, he said that this unit will produce 250 mega watts of electricity provided we get enough coal linkages from outside.

He said in the meantime, for replacement of electricity wires and old transformers, Rs 225 crore has been sanctioned through Bihar State Electricity Board. Along with Power Minister Vijendra Yadav and Chairman of Central Regulatory Commission Dr Pramod Dev, Chairman of Regulatory Commission of 23 states participated in the meet. 

(Jagran Bureau)