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82 Bihar villages to get electricity

Press Trust of India Patna | Updated on November 15, 2017

Around 82 inaccessible, remote villages in Gopalganj, Saharsa, Supaul and Kaimur districts would be energised under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification programme (RGREP) in Bihar, the State Hydel Power Corporation Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mr A K Pandey said.



Talking to PTI, Mr 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 such as bio-mass and solar energy.



We have already submitted the detailed project reports for around 100-odd remote inaccessible villages in various districts in Bihar, Mr Pandey said.



He said he would hold a high level meeting to review the progress of preparations of the DPRs here on April 18.



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.



Published on April 15, 2012

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