"There will be improvement in power generation and strengthening of transmission and distribution network to pave way for supply of electricity to consumers on demand and as per their requirement," Kumar said while addressing a public meeting at Muzaffarpur after inaugurating one of the 110 upgraded thermal power units at Kanti.
    
A proposal was under consideration to develop a mechanism to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the districts to increase electricity consumption in a systematic manner, the Chief Minister said.
    
There was difficulty in distribution of 700 MW electricity earlier, but due to improvement in transmission network, 2300 MW electricity was supplied to the consumers during the Chhath festival last week, he said.
    
Describing the improvement in power sector as a priority, Kumar said out of the central assistance of Rs 12,000 crore, Rs 9200 crore was being spent on improving transmission and distribution network in Bihar and if need be, more funds will be arranged to improve the power scenario.

(Agencies)

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