Govt exploring non conventional sources of energy

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Patna, Mar 14 (UNI) Bihar Energy Minister Binjendra Prasad Yadav today said the state government was trying to set up non-conventional sources of energy.

Replying to a short notice question of the members of the Lower House Vinod Narayan Jha, Mr Yadav said in the state Assembly that a Chennai based company had been entrusted with the responsibility to explore possibilities of wind energy in the state. He said the company had been asked to measure the speed of wind initially at three places including Lalganj in Vaishali and Adhaura in Jamui.

He said wind energy plant would be installed in case the speed of wind was found to be suitable for the purpose.

Replying to another short notice question of RJD's Shyam Rajak, Health Minister Chandra Mohan Rai said the government had made a policy of purchasing drugs and in order to maintain quality the company, with Rs 25 crore annual turnover, was being awarded the supply of medicines.

He further informed that the government was purchasing generic drugs to minimise financial burden on consumers.

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