Patna, Jan 07 (Agencies): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has laid emphasis on adopting a multi-pronged strategy for making the Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB) self-reliant.

"Adopt multi-pronged strategy for making the Board self-reliant in energy sector," Kumar said, while reviewing the performance of the state electricity Board on Friday.

The Chief Minister stressed the need for phase-wise replacement of the 72,000 km transmission line. The faulty transformers in rural areas and towns should be changed within 72 hours and 24 hours respectively.

Stating that the State Government would continue to extend financial help to the board which was almost ‘defunct’ previously, Nitish Kumar also added that special attention would have to be paid on all the commercial aspects for making it self reliant.