Bihar to get additional 14,000 MW electricity in 5 yrs

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New Delhi, Nov 10 (UNI) Assuring that each and every village of Bihar will get electricity in the time to come, a senior government official today said Rs 70,000 crore thermal power projects generating 14,000 MW will fructify in the next five years.

''Things are changing and infrastructure development takes time. In the next five years, thermal power projects worth Rs 70,000 crore will give the final output,'' Mr A K Sinha, Principal Secretary, Department of Industries, Bihar Government, told reporters here.

Meanwhile, he also apprised that State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) has cleared 145 projects worth Rs 84,570 crore and the Single Window Clearance Act will help improve the infrastructure development in the state.

Talking about the big companies which will be investing in the State in near future, he said, ''Reliance will invest in the Motipur sugar mill, Hindustan Petroleum is also infusing in the sugar mills...in the 12 proposed thermal power projects, Kolkata-based Adhunik Power and Natural Resources Ltd is in line.'' Mr Sinha also launched a website www.destinationbihar.com which will showcase the different aspects of Bihar, including news, reports, presentations and films about the state.

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