"Currently we are supplying 2000 MW, which will be doubled to 4000 MW by next year," Kumar told a function after laying the foundation of sub-stations in Mokama sub-division of Patna district.
    
Stating that 72,000 km of cables are in bad condition and would be replaced in the next two years, he said, "2,900 km of such cables have been replaced."
    
The Bihar CM said that work was underway to start generation in one unit at the 660 MW NTPC plant in Barh.
    
In an apparent reference to the previous RJD government, Nitish Kumar said that it had accepted 10 percent of the power share from the Barh unit.
    
"After a long struggle we managed to increase the quota to 26 percent from phase I," he added. "In phase two of the project, the state's share would be 50 percent," he said.
    
Nitish Kumar said that under the Rajiv Gandhi rural electrification project, 16 KV and 26 KV transformers are being installed.

(Agencies)

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